Thunder Bay District Wild Fire Update – June 7 2015

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Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE Update – Damp weather in the Thunder Bay region is reducing wild fire hazards. The MNRF report, “There were no new fires confirmed by the afternoon of June 7. The forest fire hazard is low in the southern sectors and high in the far north. Precipitation is in the forecast for the next few days.”

Nipigon District Fire Number 15 is out at 0.3 hectares and was located in Marten Falls First Nation. Nipigon District Fire Number 14 is being held at 2.5 hectares. Red Lake District Fire Number 15 is under control at 0.2 hectares. Nipigon District Fire Number 13 has been declared out.

Mop-up continues on both Red Lake District Fire Number 7 and Red Lake District Fire Number 10. The Red Lake District will be conducting infrared scans tomorrow on the following fires pending weather: Red Lake District Fire Number 7; Red Lake District Fire Number 10; and Red Lake District Fire Number 11.

Out of Province

Ontario continues to support Alberta and Yukon firefighting efforts. Currently there are 228 personnel in Alberta along with pumps and hose equipment from Ontario, and 74 personnel in Yukon. Today, 125 personnel are returning from Alberta and 74 are returning from the Yukon.

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 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).