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Ottawa Fire Services issuing burn ban reminder after fighting two brush fires

Ottawa Fire says the risk of flames spreading outside right now is high due to dry conditions. 
2017-10-01 Ottawa Fire truck MV-2
Ottawa Fire Services truck, 2017. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

Ottawa Fire Services wants remind everyone that a burn ban is still in place in Ottawa until further notice. 

This comes after firefighters tackled two blazes Sunday afternoon — one brush and one grass.

Firefighters were first called to on 8th Line Road in Metcalfe at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after reports of an open flame travelling in a field with small shrubs.

Firefighters declared a working fire upon arrival. No buildings were exposed to the fire.

A loss stop was declared at about 12:50 p.m.

Ottawa Fire says the risk of fire spreading outside is high due to dry conditions. 

The second incident was at 3327 River Rd. in Manotick Sunday afternoon. According to firfighters, the fire was heading towards a home 30 ft. away. 

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