Forest Fire Report – April 29 2016

Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – FIRE UPDATE – The fire situation is fairly calm heading into the weekend in the Northwest District.

There was one new fire confirmed later in the day on April 28th.  Thunder Bay District Fire Number 3 has been declared out at 0.7 hectares and was located near Gull Bay First Nation. There were no new fires confirmed by the afternoon of April 29th.  The fire hazard is moderate to high across the Northwest Region.

NORTHEAST District

There was one new fire confirmed later in the day on April 28th. Pembroke District Fire Number 1 has been declared out at 0.4 hectares.

There was one new fire confirmed by the afternoon of April 29th. Sudbury District Fire Number 2 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located near Ham Lake.

There is a potential fire hazard in open areas with full exposure to sun. Windy conditions can lead to fast spreading fires in grass.

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).