Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update – May 14 2016

Restricted Fire Zone Declared May 7 2016
Restricted Fire Zone Declared May 7 2016
Restricted Fire Zone Declared May 7 2016
Restricted Fire Zone Declared May 7 2016

Fire Restrictions Still in Effect for Region

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE – Much needed precipitation has fallen across Northwestern Ontario over the past forty-eight hours. However there has not been enough rain or in the case of the far north, snow fall to effect the restricted fire zone that is currently in effect.

MNRF state, “Although there has been some precipitation across the Northwest Region, rainfall amounts have not been significant enough to reduce the fire hazard over the long term and weather forecasts indicate that by early next week drier conditions will return. As a result in an effort to reduce the risk of human caused fires the Restricted Fire Zone will remain in place throughout the weekend and reviewed by mid-week.”

To view the Restricted Fire Zone Map online go to this page. To see the Restricted Fire Zone Layer on the interactive map: choose select layers menu and click on show Restricted Fire Zone.

For more information about the current fire situation, the active fires map and the restricted fire zones go to

To view a map of the Emergency Area Order and restricted roads – go to this page.

Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

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