Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update – June 27 2016

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Two USFS BAE-146 retardant air tankers began air attack on Kenora Fire 018 on the afternoon of May 10 as part of a quick-strike agreement between Ontario, Manitoba, the U.S and the Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact.
Two USFS BAE-146 retardant air tankers began air attack on Kenora Fire 018 on the afternoon of May 10 as part of a quick-strike agreement between Ontario, Manitoba, the U.S and the Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact.

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE – Wet conditions across the region have lowered the wildfire risk in the southern part of the region.

There were no new fires by the afternoon of June 27 in the Northwest Region.

The forest fire hazard is low in the southern sectors and moderate to high in the central and northern sectors of 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, being held at 22 hectares in size is located about 25 kilometers northwest of Cat 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).

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