FORT WILLIAM FN – A grassfire on Fort William First Nation was whipped up by strong winds. The fire was in the area behind Mission Road and Back Street.
There were no homes damaged in the blaze that brought Ontario Fire Crews with a water bomber on scene to put out the fire.
Spring grassfires can be whipped up in a hurry and end up out of control very quickly. There has been very little precipitation over the past weeks, on FWFN, and the fire hazard is very present.
People are reminded that under the Ontario Forest Fires Prevention Act they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines for burning brush and grass. Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.
For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit Ontario.ca/fireprevention.
For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/law-and-safety/forest-fires
Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473). In regions south of the French and Mattawa rivers, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department. If you are reporting a fire via satellite phone please dial 705-564-0289.