May 15/19 – Northwest Region Forest Fire Situation Update 2

Wildfire Update

THUNDER BAY – There were no new forest fires confirmed by the late afternoon of May 15.

By the end of the day yesterday, one forest fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region. Kenora Fire Number 18 is not under control at 15 hectares and is located near Longpine Lake, approximately 45 kilometres west of Kenora. Crews are making great progress on the fire and have encircled the fire perimeter with hose lines.

Fire hazard in the Northwest Region
The forest fire hazard ranges from high in the Kenora, Dryden and Fort Frances sectors to moderate to low hazard in the Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay and Nipigon sectors.

Prevent forest fires this May long weekend

Throughout the long weekend and beyond, adopt safe campfire practices!  Choose the site of your campfire carefully and keep your fire small.  Stay nearby: never leave it unattended.  Put your fire out by drowning it with water.  Be sure that it is extinguished prior to leaving the site.  Stir the ashes with a stick to uncover hot coals and then drown it again.  You can never be too safe.

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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