Algonquin Park under fire ban 0
Algonquin Park has been added to the list of areas under fire ban.
Premier Dalton McGuinty declared no outdoor burning in the park's interior starting Wednesday, July 18.
Dry conditions make wildfires more likely and the ban will continue until there is substantial rain.
For all the designated campgrounds along Highway 60 (Rock, Coon, Whitefish, Pog, Kearney, Lake of Two Rivers, Mew, Canisbay and Tea Lake), campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Campers should check with campground staff first. Within the Restricted Fire Zone area, people can still use portable gas stoves for cooking and warmth but the public is asked to exercise extreme caution.
Ministry of Natural Resources staff will strictly enforce the restrictions on open burning. Starting or tending a campfire in a Restricted Fire Zone can lead to a fine of up to $1,000.