May 29, 2020 – Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update

Wildfire Update

THUNDER BAY – Wet weather over the past few days has helped lower the risk of wildfires in the Northwestern Ontario region. As a result, the MNRF has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone as of 12:01 am on Saturday morning.

This decision also impacts firepits in Thunder Bay and the Municipality of Shuniah.

May 29, 2020
Time of Report – 17:00

Northwest Region

  • There was one new forest fire confirmed by the afternoon of May 29.
    • Thunder Bay 15 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located near Sunday Lake, approximately 28 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.
  • There are currently three active forest fires in the Northwest Region. One is not under control and the other two fires are under control.
  • The fire hazard is low to moderate. To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

Restricted Fire Zone to be lifted Saturday, May 30 

Effective 12:01 am Saturday, May 30, 2020, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will lift the Restricted Fire Zone in the Northwest Region.

The Ministry would like to thank the public for their cooperation. Please continue to remain diligent in reducing the number of human-caused fires.

No Drone Zone: Be safe, stay clear of forest fires!

Flying drones around forest fires is both dangerous and illegal.

When you fly a drone near a forest fire, you can put the lives of pilots, firefighters and other emergency personnel at risk. Be safe, stay clear of forest fires.