Forest Fire Hazard Low to Moderate
THUNDER BAY – There was one new fire reported August 4 in the Northwest Region and two new fires reported on August 3. They were located in the Districts of Kenora and Thunder Bay.
The Thunder Bay fires were burning in grass and slash fuels. All of the new fires are now out.
A recent infrared scan of Red Lake Fire Number 031 showed no hotspots. All equipment and personnel have left the fire site and it will now be monitored.
Rain is in the forecast into the week and the forest fire hazard ranges from moderate to low across the region.
Further information is available on safe outdoor fire management at http://www.ontario.ca/fireprevention.
The key to keeping our forests and wildlands from fire often starts with taking care in dousing your campfires and being careful with matches and cigarettes. A thoughtlessly tossed lit cigarette thrown out of a window of your car or truck could cause a wild fire that burns up your favourite places.