Northern Ontario Wild Fire Update – May 4 2016

Forest Fire Update

Forest Fire UpdateTHUNDER BAY – The wild fire situation in Northwestern Ontario ranges from high in the western sectors to low in the eastern sectors.

There were two additional fires confirmed later in the day on May 3rd. Both fires were located in the Kenora District and have been called out.

There were three new fires confirmed by the afternoon of May 4th.  These fires are located in the Kenora District and are under control. They range from 0.2 hectares to 0.4 hectares in size. The fire hazard is high in the western sectors of the region and low in the eastern sectors of the region.

NorthEastern District

There were no new forest fires in the Northeast Region by the evening of May 04. One fire remains active, Sudbury 006 which is listed as under control at 30 hectares in size.

The fire hazard for the nirthestern region ranges from low to high.

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).