May 13/19 – Northwest Region Forest Fire Situation Update

Wildfire Update

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE Update – Heading into the Victoria Day long weekend, the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) have started their fire reports for the north.

There was one new forest fire confirmed by the afternoon of May 13.

  • Sioux Lookout Fire Number 4 is being held at 1.5 hectares and is located near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

There is one other active forest fire in the Northwest Region.

  • Fort Frances Fire Number 2 is being held at 66 hectares and is located northwest of Panorama Lake, approximately 54 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances. This forest fire began on Saturday May 11 and required the combined suppression efforts of CL-415 waterbombers and FireRanger crews to hold the fire’s spread.

Fire hazard in the Northwest Region
The forest fire hazard is predominantly low to moderate with a few areas of high hazard in the Fort Frances District. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days. 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)