(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The fire ban that was laid across the region has been lifted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Foresty as of midnight last night.

We are expecting the fire ban lift to be announced by area fire services across the region. Some municipalities may have their own fire restrictions still in place, so please be cautious and call your local fire service to ensure your area is ok to burn, before burning.


List of confirmed fire ban lift:

  • Thunder Bay
  • Shuniah
  • Schreiber
  • Shabaqua
  • Nolalu
  • Emo
  • Cbapple
  • La Vallee
  • Alberton
  • Dryden
  • Kenora
  • Red Lake
  • Oliver-Paipoonge

List of confirmed existing local fire bans:

  • Neebing

We will update this list, as the municipalities report the lift.


PLEASE call your local fire department to confirm that there is no fire ban if your area is not on one of the lists.

With the recent improvement in weather conditions, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has lifted the City wide fire ban previously in place. All valid outdoor burning permits have been reinstated.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds residents that any outdoor burning within the City of Thunder Bay requires a permit. Permits are valid for the calendar year in which they were purchased. Permit rules and regulations are strictly enforced and failure to obtain a permit or follow the permit rules will result in prosecution and fine.

For more information on permit rules and regulations, residents are encouraged to visit


Please remember to burn responsibly, and to always have a permit, where one is required.

With files from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

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