Smoke drift in Kenora and area
by Chris Marchand
KENORA – Smoky conditions in Kenora and area are the result of a fast-growing forest fire to the northwest of the community. Those with urgent health concerns should contact Tele-Health Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
Located near the Manitoba border approximately 33 kilometres north of Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) First Nation, Kenora Fire 71 has expanded to 2000 hectares in size since the lightning-caused fire was discovered, July 15.
Waterbombers have been working to reduce the intensity of the fire along with crews committed to values protection. A contingent of 20 firefighters from Saskatchewan has arrived in Ontario today and will soon be deployed to Kenora 71.
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.
Fire numbers and online information:
- Forest Fire Reporting Number – 310-FIRE (3473)
- Twitter account