Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 1st.
A RFZ is an order made by the Ministry to restrict the use of open fires in a specific area of the province. It is a temporary measure put in place to prevent human-caused fires when the fire hazard is extreme or when firefighting resources are limited.
By law, you cannot have an outdoor fire in a RFZ (with some very limited exceptions). The restriction covers all burning, including grass, debris, and campfires – even when using an outdoor fire grate, fireplace, or fire pit.