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Forest Fire Fines Increase

If you are setting a blaze, you are going to pay.

The province of Ontario has increased the maximum fines for individuals and corporations who are found responsible for starting a forest fire.

The new announced rules state that any person can be fined up to $25,000 and a corporation can be fined up to $500,000 if they are found responsible.

Ontario officials stated in a media release that more than half of the forest fires started are by people rather than nature.

The most common season for forest fires in Ontario is during the summer months between May and the end of September.

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