Thunder Bay District Wild Fire Update – May 20 2015

Forest Fire Report

Forest Fire ReportTHUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE UPDATE – There were two fires reported in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of May 20. One was burning in matted grass in the community of Mishkeegogamang in the Sioux Lookout District and listed at 0.1 hectares in size. The local fire department and FireRanger crews responded.

The second was a fire in the Fort Frances District. Fire number 11, listed at 0.1 hectares in size, is located about 19 kilometres east of Atikokan. FireRanger crews will fight it with hand tools, pumps and hose. It is expected to be called out by the evening.

The Kenora District continues to monitor the Lake of the Woods prescribed burn. The forest fire hazard is low for most of the region with the exception of areas in the Far North which have a moderate to high hazard.

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. Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.

For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map,

The Northwest Region Fire Information Hotline is available for general information updates – 1-888-258-8842

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

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