THUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE Update – Do not let the rain falling in the Thunder Bay District let you think that the fire hazard across the region has dropped. The wild fire hazard in the north remains high. There was one new fire over the past twenty-four hours.
There was one new fire confirmed by the afternoon of June 20. Red Lake District Fire Number 19 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located near Rice Creek. Crews on Red Lake District Fire Number 17 are now working the southern flank of the fire.
Several fires are being monitored across the north in the Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon Districts.
Throughout the region, the fire hazard ranges from low to high. The areas of greatest concern are in the far north. The forest fire hazard is low across the southern sectors of the region.
Out of Province Deployment
Ontario continues to support Alberta forest fire fighting efforts with personnel and equipment. There are 54 personnel in Alberta including Type 1 FireRanger crews, Strike Team Leaders and Agency Representatives. Ontario is also providing pump kits and almost 3,000 lengths of fire hose.
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).