Forest fire risk in Greater Sudbury low to moderate

File photo courtesy of Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services

By / Jim Moodie

The combination of hot weather and lightning-producing storms has created more risk of forest fires in the Sudbury area, although no restrictions have been placed yet on outdoor burning.

The hazard rating for Greater Sudbury depends on which part of the municipality you are in, said Isabelle Chenard, fire information officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

“It splits the city in half, from low to moderate,” she said.