Northwest Fire Region Report – May 4 2015

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Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – Northwest Fire Region Update – There were no new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of May 4.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high across the region.

The first lightning fire of the year was recorded in the Kenora district over the weekend.  Kenora District Fire Number 20 was a small lightning fire on an island of Lake of the Woods. It is now out.

It was a busy weekend with a total of eight new fires across the region. On May 02 there was one fire each in the districts of Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay and on May 03 there were three fires in the Kenora District and one in the Thunder Bay District.

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program is reminding people that they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines set out in the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario including no day burning of brush or grass fires.

For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit ontario.ca/firesmart

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, ontario.ca/forestfire

Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).