19 New Wildfires in Northwest District – September 7 2018

Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – There were 19 new fires confirmed in the region by the afternoon of September 7.

  • Dryden 79 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Big Sandy Lake, approximately 42 kilometres northeast of Dryden.
  • Dryden 80 is being held at 0.1 hectares and is located near Big Sandy Lake, approximately 42 kilometres northeast of Dryden.
  • Dryden 81 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Atikwa Lake, approximately 56 kilometres southwest of Dryden
  • Sioux Lookout 163 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and is located near Rob Lake, approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout.
  • Dryden 82 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and is located near Eagle Lake, approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Dryden
  • Thunder Bay 70 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Buchanan Lake, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of Armstrong.
  • Sioux Lookout 164 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Donch Lake, approximately 57 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout.
  • Thunder Bay 71 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Kenogi Lake, approximately 64 kilometres northwest of Armstrong.
  • Thunder Bay 72 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located near Whiteclay Lake, approximately 70 kilometres northeast of Armstrong.
  • Thunder Bay 73 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Dazzle Lake, approximately 54 kilometres northeast of Armstrong.
  • Nipigon 69 is being observed at 0.3 hectares and is located near Shaver Lake, approximately 156 kilometres northeast of Armstrong
  • Nipigon 70 is being observed at 0.1 hectares and is located near Shaver Lake, approximately 156 kilometres northeast of Armstrong
  • Red Lake 206 is not under control at 1.0 hectare and is located near Faulkenham Lake, approximately 6 kilometres south of Red Lake.
  • Red Lake 207 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Gull Lake, approximately 131 kilometres northeast of Red Lake.
  • Red Lake 208 is not under control at 1.0 hectares and is located near Knox Lake, approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Red Lake
  • Fort Frances 74 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Entwine Lake, approximately 67 kilometres northeast of Fort Frances.
  • Dryden 83 is not under control at 2.0 hectares and is located near Lookout Lake, approximately 64 kilometres southwest of Armstrong.
  • Dryden 84 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Thundercloud Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Dryden
  • Nipigon 71 is being observed at 0.1 hectares and is located on an island on Lake Nipigon, approximately 73 kilometres northwest of Nipigon.

There are 57 active fires in the region, 42 of which are either under observation, being held or under control.

Fire hazard in the Northwest Region
The forest fire hazard is moderate to high across the region.

Ontario Parks restricts access to some areas of Quetico Provincial Park
A large forest fire in Quetico Provincial Park has necessitated some restrictions for backcountry travelers. Ontario Parks is restricting access to some canoe routes as well as access to a number of lakes. You can find more details here 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