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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Smoke Smell In Tobermory

Tobermory | by Claire McCormack  

Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry says the smell is likely smoke drift from northern fires.

The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula says it received numerous phone calls Tuesday due to the smell of smoke.

They say the Fire Department has been checking various areas to ensure it's not a local fire.  

The town reports they received information from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) that "due to a northerly flow today we have been receiving multiple calls about a strong smell of smoke across our sector.......most likely due to smoke drift from northern fires."

Meanwhile, a total fire ban is in effect in the municipality as well as most others in Grey Bruce.

The municipality says all open fires are prohibited including camp fires, charcoal barbecues, fireworks and candles throughout Northern Bruce Peninsula, Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park until further notice.  
The use of propane/gas camp stoves and lanterns is permitted but should be used cautiously.



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