Forest Fire Situation Stable in Northwest

James Bay Highway - photo by Maxime Duperre Forest Fire
James Bay Highway - photo by Maxime Duperre

James Bay Highway - photo by Maxime Duperre Forest Fire
James Bay Highway – photo by Maxime Duperre

THUNDER BAY – Overall the forest fire situation across the Northwest is fairly stable.

Forest Fires
Forest Fires in the Northwest on August 16 2013

On the map, blue flame icons indicate the remaining northern fires that are being observed.

One fire not showing on the map is Kenora Fire 35 on Lake of the Woods that is being monitored as it burns and restores an island ecosystem.

No New Forest Fires But Risk Expected To Rise

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region by the evening of August 16.

Although rain entering the region from the northwest is expected to drop the fire hazard across the northern sectors of the region, the remainder of the region will continue to experience a high forest fire hazard.

Recent assessments of active fires in the north have resulted in more fires being called out. Currently there are 14 active fires in the region including one in the Dryden District, one in the Kenora District, seven in the Nipigon District, one in the Red Lake District and four in the Sioux Lookout District.

To date, there have been 285 fires in the region burning over an area of 39,904.9 hectares.

 

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