Forest Fire Situation Update: Northwest Region – July 27, 2017

MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport

MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport

EIGHT NEW FIRES REPORTED

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – There were eight new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the evening of July 27 and more reports were being investigated. The fires are mostly in the northern sectors including Red Lake and Nipigon District but there are fires occurring in the south, including the Thunder Bay District.

By day’s end on July 26 there were five confirmed fires in the region.

To see a complete list of fires across the province click on our interactive map. You can also get the latest update on the condition of any fire by clicking the fire icon.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to low in the southwest sectors and in the central, northern and eastern sectors the hazard is high with pockets of extreme.

Out of Province Deployment

  • There are currently 393 staff supporting the province of B.C. in their fire management efforts.
  • Over 140 personnel from the first wave of resources are returning to Ontario July 27 having completed their deployment in B.C.
  • The number of people in British Columbia will continue to change as resources are expected to start coming home this week and Ontario continues to try and fill additional requests for more assistance.
  • Ontario plans to deploy approximately 20 more personnel later this week
  • Ontario has also provided British Columbia with firefighting equipment including 10 000 lengths of fire hose, 2 structural protection units and over 200 pump kits

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