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NOTICE: FIRE RESTRICTION AMENDMENT: Allowing campfires (with permit) on Victoria Day Weekend
Posted: May 14, 2020
 —  Victoria Day Weekend —
Issued   May 14, 2020
To:        Sagamok Anishnawbek Residents
From:    Bruce Southwind  Emergency Services Coordinator
CC:       Nelson Toulouse, Gimaa        
             Senior Management Team
Please be advised that the Fire Ban issued on April 2, 2020 for the Sagamok Anishnawbek community will be lifted (for campfire burning only) for the duration of the Victoria Day long weekend (Friday, May 15 to Monday, May 18, 2020) for those who purchase a Fire Permit.  Permits are required for all campfire burning during this time with no exceptions permitted
Fire Permits during this long weekend will allow camp fires from 7:00pm (2 hours before sunset) until 8:00am (2 hours after sunrise) on Friday, May 15 through to Monday, May 18, 2020.   
Fire Permits for this long weekend will be available at the Sagamok Fire Hall on Friday, May 15 between the hours of 1:00pm—4:00pm.  Fire permits are $5 and payable in cash only.  
The purchase of a fire permit will allow families to have a campfire, provided that they take reasonable precautions, including: 
· Campfire must be contained in some manner, such as within a steel rim, bricks, stones, or within enclosed units, like a chiminea, fire bowl or burn barrel.
· Campfires must not exceed 60 cm (width, length and height of flames).
· The campfire must be attended, controlled and supervised at all times by a responsible adult (18 years or older) and must be completely extinguished before the campfire is vacated.
· An appropriate extinguishing agent must be present at all times during the campfire and until the campfire is fully and completely extinguished.
· Continuing to observe physical distancing by limiting fires to immediate household families with groups of no more than 5 individuals. 
Sagamok Anishnawbek’s April 2, 2020 Fire Restriction will resume effective Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 am. 
Penalties      If you don’t burn safely or you burn material without a permit when one is needed, you can be fined and held responsible for the cost of putting out the fire and for any property damage.
Ontario Regulation 207/96 under the
Forest Fires Prevention Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.24
Have a safe and happy long weekend!

Fire Safety in COVID Times

Only light a fire if you know that you can ensure it is continually monitored until it is extinguished. 

Don’t make a fire if there are high winds (over 15 km/h).

Ensure your fire is contained and that it is attended at all times by a responsible adult.

Keep your campfire a safe size, not exceeding 60 cm.

Continue to observe physical distancing.  Fire permits are for a household’s members to enjoy.  They are not an invitation to socialize with neighbours or friends. 


Spot a fire?

Call 9-1-1

Open burning is still strictly prohibited at this time.  Fire Permits do not authorize any uncontained burning, including grasslands and wood and organic debris in fires greater than 60 cm. 






For more information on this Temporary Amendment of Fire Restriction [Original issued April 2], please contact Sagamok Fire Department by calling (705) 865-2421



PO Box 610    Massey, ON     P0P 1P0

(705) 865-2421

1 (800) 567-2896