September 8, 2018 – Northwest District Wildfire Update

Forest Fire Update

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

  • Kenora 148 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located on an island on Gundy Lake, 40 kilometres west of Kenora
  • Sioux Lookout 165 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Milner Lake, 61 northeast of Sioux Lookout
  • Dryden 85 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Thundercloud Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Dryden
  • Dryden 86 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Moberley Lake, approximately 79 kilometres northeast of Ignace.
  • Nipigon 72 is being observed at 0.2 hectares and is located near Hyatt Lake, approximately 138 kilometres northeast of Geraldton.

There are 52 active fires in the region, 41 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