What’s the risk in July?
- 9% of annual loss fires occur in July
- Average of 32 injuries
- Average of 4 fatalities
Top ignition sources:
- cooking equipment
- electrical distribution equipment
*2008-2017 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)
July’s Fire Safety Concerns
- cottage fires
- forest fires
- smoking related fires
People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure their fires are properly managed.
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