What’s the risk in June?
2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management:
- 8% of annual loss fires occur in June
- Average of 29 injuries
- Average of 4 fatalities
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.
Primary fire safety concerns for June 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
June is Seniors’ month, check our new links for information related to fire safety for seniors on our Public Education Page.
Spring/Summer Fire Safety Tips: