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The City of Greater Sudbury has also banned all open-air burning until conditions improve.
At last check there had been 21 bush fires over the past four days in the city.
Greater Sudbury Fire Services attributes a number of them to careless smoking.
They remind everyone heading into the bush for picking berries of hiking to exercise caution.
By Angela Gemmill
Bad news if you were planning on camping this weekend….you’ll have to skip the campfire.
The Ministry of Natural Resources has put the Northeast region under a Restricted Fire Zone, meaning no open fires from North of the French River, including French River Provincial Park.
That’s because conditions are dry and any spark could represent a threat to starting a forest fire.
Not adhering to the law could mean a one-thousand dollar fine, three-months in jail or costs to suppress the fire.
Highly visible signs will be posted along roadsides, within campgrounds, at gas stations and stores, notifying everyone of the restrictions.
The M-N-R issued a similar order back in May.
The restrictions will only be lifted once conditions improve.