POLITICS
12/07/2011 08:39 EST | Updated 02/06/2012 05:12 EST

Sudbury orders Occupy protesters from park after tent catches fire, no one hurt

SUDBURY, Ont. - Sudbury has decided to give Occupy protesters the boot after one of their tents caught fire.

The northern Ontario city issued eviction orders to the protesters Tuesday for health and safety reasons.

The last straw came early Tuesday when fire crews were called to Memorial Park after a tent caught fire. There were no injuries when a stove pipe ignited a flap on the outside of the tent.

As a result, the city issued a notice under the provincial Trespass to Property Act advising no one can remain in the park, or any other city park, between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., no tents can be erected and no fires are allowed.

As of this morning, there were only a couple of tents remaining in the park.

The protesters set up camp Oct. 22.

(CJMX)