Wildfire Update – Northwestern Ontario June 18 2016

MNRF Water Bomber at Pickle Lake Airport
MNRF Water Bomber at Pickle Lake Airport

THUNDER BAY – Heading into the weekend the wildfire situation is remaining fairly stable.

There was one new fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of June 17. Nipigon Fire Number 20 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Little Steel Lake.

The fire hazard is high in the northern and eastern sectors of the region and low to moderate in the western sectors of the region.

  • Red Lake 3 is being observed and Thunder Bay 19 is under control.

Check out ontario.ca/fireprevention for guidelines on safe outdoor fire management.

For more information about the current fire situation, and the active fires map go to 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).