THUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE UPDATE – Warmer weather has not led to more wild fires in Northwestern Ontario, yet, however with the fire hazard across the western and northern part of the region rated as high, the potential is there. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry report there were no new forest fires reported by the afternoon of June 12 in the Northwest Region.
The weather forecast is mainly sunny skies and dry conditions for the region, with temperatures in the low to mid-twenties. Conditions will remain sunny and dry through Saturday.
The forest fire hazard ranges from low to high across the region, with the areas of greatest concern concentrated along the Manitoba border and ranging from Kenora to Pikangikum.
Out of Province Deployment
Ontario continues to support Alberta firefighting efforts with 100 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 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).