Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update – June 23 2016

Ontario FireRangers are in Jasper National Park, supporting efforts of Parks Canada to contain a wildfire. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada Rogier Gruys

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – Weather across Northern Ontario will continue to raise the risk of forest fires. For Thunder Bay, the high today is forecast to be a high of 28 except 22 near Lake Superior. The Humidex will be 30. The UV will be index 8 or very high.

There was one new fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of June 23. Red Lake District Fire 15 is being held at 0.1 hectares in size and is located near Richardson Lake.

Thunder Bay District Fire 23 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares in size.

The forest fire hazard is high to extreme in the northern sectors of the region and moderate to high in the southern sectors of the region. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend.

Other active fires in the region include:

  • Nipigon District Fire 21, located 31 kilometres northwest of Nakina is under control at 7.0 hectares in size.
  • Red Lake District Fire 003, in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, is being observed at a size of 74,334 hectares.

Check out for guidelines on safe outdoor fire management.

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

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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