Thunder Bay District – Wild Fire Update – June 4 2015

Forest Fire Update

Forest Fire ReportTHUNDER BAY – Wild Fire Update – There was one new fire confirmed by the afternoon of June 4. Red Lake District Fire Number 14 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Jubilee Lake. Thunder Bay District Fire Number 25 has been declared out at 0.8 hectares and was located on an island on Myles Lake. The forest fire hazard is low in the southern sectors and moderate to high in the north.

The three remaining active fires in the Red Lake District reported minimal fire behaviour today. Mop-up continues on Kenora District Fire Number 28. Red Lake District Fire Number 10 and Red Lake District Fire Number 11 are both classified as being held.

Fire Crews Out of Province Deployment

Ontario continues to support Alberta and Yukon firefighting efforts. Currently there are 228 personnel in Alberta along with pumps and hose equipment from Ontario, and 74 personnel in Yukon.

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program is reminding people that they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines set out in the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario including no day burning of brush or grass fires. Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.

For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit ontario.ca/firesmart

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, ontario.ca/forestfire

The Northwest Region Fire Information Hotline is available for general information updates – 1-888-258-8842

Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).