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Record number of wildfires burned

Drought and dry weather led to a record 1,198 wildfires this year, including a 200,000-hectare blaze — one of the largest in Ontario history.

Fewer wildfires in Ontario
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No immediate outdoor fire ban in 2021

Ontario won’t immediately ban outdoor fires in much of the province this year like it did for more than a month last year, but that degree of regulation is still possible.

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Forest fire fighting budget increased

The province has increased base funding for emergency forest fire fighting by $30.2 million and is ensuring safety measures are in place to protect fire rangers during the pandemic.

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Fewer fires burned nearly same amount of land

There were fewer forest fires in Ontario this year, but they burned nearly the same amount of landscape as they did in 2018, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).