Forest fire scene quiet


The forest fire situation has remained calm so far this fall, with the latest blaze in the West Fire Region reported Sept. 26 in Dryden District.
Ministry of Natural Resources Fire Rangers responded to this fire and no further resources were required.
The public is reminded that the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario remains in effect until Oct. 31.
This means day-burning is not allowed for residents planning to do brush or grass burning for fall clean-up.
They are to be started no sooner than two hours before sunset and must be out no later than two hours after sunrise.
For those using outdoor fires for cooking and warmth during hunting and recreational activities, remember that all fires must be kept small and built on mineral soil away from overhanging branches.
They are to be attended at all times, and be put dead out before leaving the site.
Always practice fire safety with your campfires and shore lunches.
Report forest fires by calling toll-free 310-FIRE (3473).