Forest Fire Update – Northwest Region April 28 2016

Forest Fire Update

THUNDER BAY – There were two new fires confirmed later in the day on April 27th.  Thunder Bay District Fire Number 1 has been declared out at 0.2 hectares and was located near Fort William First Nation. Kenora District Fire Number 6 has been declared out at 0.2 hectares.

There were three new fires confirmed by the afternoon of April 28th.  Thunder Bay District Fire Number 2 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Hawk Lake. Kenora District Fire Number 7 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Wabaseemoong First Nation. Nipigon Fire Number 5 is under control at 0.2 hectares and is located near Wawong Lake. The fire hazard is moderate to high across the region.

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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