City Wide Fire Ban Lifted May 15, 2020

Public Notice

Please be advised that the complete fire ban for the City of Kenora will be lifted as of Friday, May 15, 2020 at midnight. This follows an announcement from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) ending the Restricted Fire Zone for the fire region of Ontario.

Although the fire ban has been lifted, conditions remain dry and residents are strongly encouraged to use extreme caution when burning. Consider weather conditions before burning.

From April 1 to October 31, controlled seasonal burning is in effect which means no day burning. Evening burning can take place between two (2) hours before sunset and two (2) hours after sunrise.

Burning Permits are required for all outside burning, except campfires. If you require a burning permit, please contact City Hall at 807-467-2000 to purchase over the phone. Fire Station One, 14th Street North, is not able to process burning permits at this time. Rules and contraventions included with the permit must be reviewed by the person in charge of the fire before burning starts.

Fireworks are allowed on Victoria Day Monday, May 18, between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. only.

If you have any questions, please call Kenora Fire and Emergency Services at 807-467-2090.