Thunder Bay Wild Fire Update – June 10 2015

Forest Fire Update

Forest Fire UpdateTHUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE UPDATE – There were no new forest fires reported by the afternoon of June 10 in the Northwest Region. The weather forecast is calling for mainly sunny skies for the western sectors of the region on June 11 and by June 12 it is expected to be sunny and dry across the region.

The forest fire hazard is forecast to be moderate to high in the western sectors and low through the rest of the region, rising as the weather clears and tracks across the region.

Extra caution will be needed in the woodlands. That old adage from Smokey the Bear that “Only you can prevent forest fires” will apply as conditions dry out.

Wild Fires across Northern Ontario- June 11 2015
Wild Fires across Northern Ontario- June 11 2015

Out of Province
Ontario continues to support Alberta firefighting efforts with 104 personnel from Ontario along with pumps and hose equipment.

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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