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    Fire ban

    Recently, there has been a fire ban in many areas that I have camped at.
    So, I fry my food (Bass if I am lucky)
    And I use modified P7 Maglights for nightlight.
    No big deal. Sometimes a fire is too much hassle.
    My question is, what is the penalty for having a campfire when there is a fire ban?
    Is it true that all persons present at the fire will be fined, not just the creator of the fire?
    This is the most dry summer in many years and I agree with the fire ban.
    But, what If you are just briefly visiting a group that is violating the fire ban?
    Will such a visitor be fined as well?
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    I saw a one of those construction billboards on the 400N the other day saying Full Fire ban in Effect Mx fine $1250?
    Im curious to know this as well. The sign was just north of Pt Severn on 400N.

    With all this rain this week we should see these bans relaxing id think... beers @ the cottage arent the same around the fire pit with no fire.
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    I'm surprised to hear this. We were camping at a Provincial Park during Trail Fest (last weekend) and the Fire Ban was downgraded to Fire Restrictions. Fires only to prepare food, or camp fires (for warmth, or whatever) after 6pm. I was camping with an MNR officer who confirmed this, but don't take it from me (Although it's all true).
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    There are some good questions in here regarding fire bans/restrictions. The link that has been posted (I think by a couple of people on here) is the best one to answer most of these questions. It is from the MNR site... http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business...02_165447.html

    As far as fines go, there are some variances to this. A lot of the fines in different Municipalities come as a result of By-Laws. I have heard the fines vary from $100 to $1200 depending on the By-Law itself.

    There are also fines as set out in the Forest Fires Prevention Act... http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/sta...es_90f24_e.htm These are in the $500 range.

    The best answer I can give I think, is for the specifics of what you can/can't do during fire restrictions/bans - look at the MNR website. It is very informative. As far as fines go, feel free to contact the Municipality in which you are planning your camping trip, they will help you out with the status of any fire restrictions/bans in place, and can also steer you in the right direction as far as penalties for offences.

    Cheers....
    Last edited by ON OFFroad; 08-12-2012 at 03:02 PM.
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    Fire ban in Ardbeg has been lifted. We are still in a high rating but more rain is coming this week. You can call
    Loggers in Ardbeg for an update if your planning a trip this way. 705-389-1966
    Cheers,Rob

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