What’s the risk in July?
2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities are for civilians only):
- 9% of annual loss fires occur in July
- Average of 32 injuries
- Average of 4 fatalities
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.
Primary fire safety concerns for July include barbecues, cottage fires, and forest fires.
People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure their fires are properly managed. For more information about current forest fire danger, forest fire activity across the province visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires
Spring/Summer Fire Safety Tips: