Heading into the long weekend you’re reminded that the fire danger rating in Dysart et al is still at extreme.

That means while campfires aren’t banned, it’s recommended you avoid having one if possible. If you choose to have a campfire, keep in mind the fire danger is serious and you’re urged to use extreme caution.

No daytime burning of any kind is allowed. Meanwhile, in Algonquin Park, a total fire ban is still in place. That means no open flames at all, including campfires for warmth and cooking, are permitted in the park. If you’re unsure at all about the fire restrictions in your area give your local fire department a call.