It was just a matter of time before the hot, dry weather resulted in a fire ban. There is now complete fire ban in West Nipissing. That means all burning permits are suspended until further notice. Regions are tinder dry and West Nipissing is just one of several area municipalities to trigger their fire bans. North Bay has also banned all open burning until further notices as well as Burk’s Falls. For some municipalities, the fire hazard is now extreme.