June 14, 2020 – Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update

Wildfire Update

Northwest Fire Region – June 14, 2020 Time of Report – 16:54

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – The wildfire hazard has risen over the weekend. The fire hazard ranges from mainly high in western portions of the region with areas of moderate fire hazard in the Thunder Bay, Nipigon, North Shore areas and parts of the far north.

  • One new fire was discovered in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of June 14.
    • Fort Frances 6 is located near the eastern shore of Burditt Lake, approximately 45 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances. The 0.1 hectare fire is not under control.
  • Fort Frances 6 is the only active fire in the Northwest Region.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.

Fires are to be ignited no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise. Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.