Northeastern Wild Fire Update – May 6 2016

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Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE Update – Since May 5, 2 new fires have been confirmed in the Northeast Fire region. Of these, Sudbury 9 is still burning yet under control. The Northeast Fire Region has confirmed and suppressed 27 fires totaling 77 hectares.

The forest fire hazard currently ranges from moderate to high. We recommend that you carry out any forest activities with caution. Fire danger is currently greatest around Algonquin Park, Kingston, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.

People are reminded that under the Ontario Forest Fires Prevention Act they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines for burning brush and grass. Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.

For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit Ontario.ca/fireprevention. For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/law-and-safety/forest-fires. Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473). In regions south of the French and Mattawa rivers, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department. If you are reporting a fire via satellite phone please dial 705-564-0289.

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