THUNDER BAY – Flooding continues to be a concern for the southwest sectors of the region. FireRanger crews are assisting with sand bagging efforts in the Fort Frances District in the Town of Fort Frances and also the Couchiching First Nation community. Flood watch continues in Kenora and Dryden Districts. There have been about 150,000 sand bags deployed
and additional FireRanger crew support may be needed based on the weather forecast.
There were no new fires reported in the region by the evening of June 21. There are three active fires in the region, with two in the Red Lake District and one in the Sioux Lookout District. Two of the fires are classed as Being Observed and one Red Lake District fire is under control. Infrared scanning of Red Lake Fire 4 is planned once
Some rain fell overnight on June 20, keeping the fire hazard low in most areas but high to extreme hazards persist in the northeast sectors of the region.