Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Region June 24, 2018

Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE Update – There were two new fires confirmed by the afternoon of Sunday, June 24.

  • Red Lake Fire Number 49 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located near Guest Lake.
  • Kenora Fire Number 64 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Crowduck Lake.

The Northwest region continues to have a high to extreme fire danger in the north and south portions of the region. The central portion of the region remains in a low to moderate fire danger. Warm, sunny weather is forecast to increase the forest fire hazard across the Northwest region.

Red Lake Fire 38 is 14,888 hectares and is 8 kilometres to the southeast of North Spirit Lake in the far north. The community is not threatened at this time. The consolidation of hose lines along the north side of the fire continues. Fire behaviour has increased on the fire following two days of unsettled weather.

Sioux Lookout Fire Number 23 is not under control at 132 hectares and is 20 kilometres southwest of Weagamow First Nation. Crews continue to consolidate hose lines to contain the fire’s spread to the north.

Red Lake Fire Number 46 is being held at 30 hectares and is located near Haven Lake in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.

Sioux Lookout Fire Number 26 is being observed at 1200 hectares and is located near Schmitt Lake, 60 kilometres north of Bearskin Lake First Nation in the far north of Sioux Lookout district.

There are currently 19 active fires in the region, 17 of which are under observation, under control, or being held.

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