Cancel your campfire: a burn ban's in effect
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By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, August 3, 2016

Hope you like raw marshmallows.

Ottawa Fire Services has issued a city-wide burn ban as more hot weather rolls in.

With a heat warning in effect and little rain in the forecast, conditions are too dry to allow even rural residents with permits to light their fires, said department spokesperson Danielle Cardinal.

“You never know what the impact could be,” she said.

Environment Canada is calling for possible showers on Friday and Saturday, but Cardinal said that’s not enough keep fires from spreading.