Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Region May 03, 2018

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry personnel with the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Program commenced aerial ignition on Kenora District Fire Number 18 as one more method of attack on this aggressive fire.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry personnel with the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services

THUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE UPDATE – Time of Report 15:51. There was one new fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of Thursday May 3rd. Kenora Fire Number 09 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located near Tetu Lake.

 

Think wildfires are just a problem in the summer?

Think again. Spring is grass fire season and grass fires can be a deadly and destructive menace. Seek alternatives to spring burning by considering composting or using your local landfill. Don’t be the reason behind a spring wildfire this year.

Did you know that it’s illegal to fly a drone within 9 km of a forest fire?

Flying drones around forest fires is dangerous and illegal.

When you fly a drone near a forest fire you can put the lives of pilots, firefighters, and other emergency workers at risk.

Be safe and stay clear of forest fires.

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.

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Report prepared by Jonathan Scott