Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update – June 26 2016

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Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE – With all the rain over the past thirty-six hours, the risk of wildfire across the region has dropped dramatically.

There were no new fires by the afternoon of June 26 in the Northwest Region.

  • Nipigon District Fire Number 21 was declared out at seven hectares in size. This fire, located 31 kilometres northwest of Nakina started on June 17 and in its initial stages required air attack and four FireRanger crews.

There was a fourth confirmed fire in the region by day’s end on June 25

  • Fort Frances District Fire 008, located about 29 kilometers east of Atikokan at Eva Lake. It is out at 0.1 hectare.

The forest fire hazard is low across the region.

Current active fires include:

  • Red Lake District Fire 003, in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, being observed at a size of 74,334 hectares.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 013, not under control at 22 hectares in size is located about 25 kilometers northwest of Cat Lake. This lightning-caused fire has three FireRanger crews committed to it, working from south to north. The north side of the fire is limited by a lake.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 014 is being observed. The lightning-caused fire is located in a remote location in the far north. Its current size is 12 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).