THUNDER BAY – FIRE UPDATE – There were two new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of May 14. Nipigon District Fire Number 12 is not under control at 0.2 hectares (ha) and is located near Gzowski Lake. Sioux Lookout District Fire Number 12 has been declared out at 0.1 ha and was located in Mishkeegogamang First Nation. Red Lake District Fire Number 3 and Sioux Lookout District Fire Number 11 have been declared out. The forest fire hazard is low to moderate across the region.
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
The Northwest Region Fire Information Hotline is available for general information updates – 1-888-258-8842. Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).