April 3, 2020
RE: FIRE BAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Smooth Rock Falls Volunteer Fire Department is advising residents that there is a fire ban effective immediately until further notice.
The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from the risk of preventable human-caused fires and to ensure that the province’s emergency response system remains strong during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Starting April 3, 2020, Ontario’s entire legislated fire region will be designated a Restricted Fire Zone. Residents who live in an area with a restricted fire zone cannot have an outdoor fire—this includes burning of grass, debris and campfires, even when using an outdoor fire grate, fire place or fire pit.
This restriction will remain in place until Ontario’s ability to respond to emergencies is no longer impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Ontarians can learn about the rules under a Restricted Fire Zone at:
If you have any questions, please contact 705-338-2717
We thank you for your cooperation during this time,
Michel Pelletier, Fire Chief
Cc: Deputy Fire Chief, Yvan Marchand
Cc: Mayor, Michel Arseneault
Cc: CAO & Director of Economic Development, Luc Denault
Posted on: Apr 03 2020, 11.47 AM Category: Uncategorised