May 29, 2018 – Time of Report 16:26
THUNDER BAY – There was one new fire in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of May 29.
Fort Frances 8 was a late afternoon fire start just south of Rowan Lake and is believed to be the result of a previous lightning strike.
Four active fires burning in the region all are being held or under observation, with the exception of Red 30 – a
In all are being held or under observation, with the exception of Red 30 – a3,700-hectare fire near the Manitoba border which is currently not under control. Aerial ignition crews are working to bring the fire to natural boundaries.
The current fire hazard ranges from moderate to high across the region. Forecasted overnight rain is expected to drop the hazard to low across the western portion of the region tomorrow.
Restricted Fire Zone lifted in Northwest Region
The restricted fire zone in the northwest has now been lifted thanks to rain, though portions of the region still exhibit a high forest fire hazard.
We urge the public to ensure campfires are fully extinguished and to follow the guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act including no daytime burning of brush and woody debris.
Report prepared by Chris Marchand