More Communities Ban Burning
The list of communities putting open air burning bans in place is growing to now include Laurier Township but fires for cooking and warmth there are permitted. Several other communities already have bans in place including North Bay, West Nipissing,Bonfield, Callander, East Ferris, Nipissing Township and Powassan.
Meantime, the MNR says the 45th forest fire of the season in the North Bay district is now out. The ministry says it was 0.1 hectare in size.