Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update – June 24 2016

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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 – There were two new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of June 24. Red Lake District Fire 16 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Sobel Lake. Sioux Lookout 14 is not under control at 12 hectares and is located near North Caribou Lake.

There was one more fire confirmed later in the evening on June 23. Sioux Lookout District Fire 13 is a lightning-caused fire that is not under control at 22 hectares and is located near Whitestone Lake.

The forest fire hazard is high across the region. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend and should reduce the fire hazard in the region.

  • Red Lake District Fire 15 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares.
  • Nipigon District Fire 21 has been declared out 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 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).