Canada Day Long Weekend Rain Could Lower Forest Fire Hazard in Northwestern Ontario

As families head off to camp for the Canada Day long weekend, a spokesperson with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is advising residents in northwestern Ontario to be extra careful when lighting fires.

“There’s no restricted fire zone in place … but we just want to remind the public to never leave your campfire unattended and always have water and a shovel nearby and make sure your fire is out before you leave,” fire information officer Jonathan Scott told CBC News.