Wildfire Update – Northwestern Ontario – July 25 2016

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MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – There was one new fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of July 25. Kenora District Fire 038 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Pistol Lake.

The forest fire hazard is low to moderate across the region.

Sioux Lookout District Fire 031 has been declared out at 2.0 hectares.

There are currently 13 active fires in the region:

  • Nipigon District Fire 023 is a lightning-caused fire listed at 960 hectares in size. It is being observed and is located about 30 kilometres west of Neskantaga First Nation in the far north.
  • Nipigon District Fire 024 is a lightning-caused fire listed at 0.2 hectares in size. It is being observed and is located on an island in Nibinamik Lake, 29 km east of Wunnumin Lake First Nation.
  • Red Lake District Fire 003 in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is being observed at a size of 74,334 hectares.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 020 is under control at 40 hectares. This lightning-caused fire is located about 83 kilometres north of Pickle Lake.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 021, located about 95 kilometres north, northwest of Pickle Lake in the Pipestone River Provincial Park. It is listed as being observed at 16.0 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 022, located about nine kilometres east of Kingfisher Lake in the far north is a lightning-caused fire listed as being held at 30.0 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 023, located about 35 kilometres west, southwest of Kingfisher Lake in a remote location is a lightning-caused fire. It is listed as being observed at 30 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 025, located in the far north near the Kakagiwizida River, east of the Pipestone River. It is listed as being observed at 2.5 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 026, located in the far north about 32 kilometres east of Pipestone River Provincial Park between Obigan and Brock Lake. It is a lightning-caused fire listed as being observed at 15 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 027, located in the far north about 21 kilometres north, northeast of the Pipestone River Provincial Park. It is a lightning-caused fire listed as being observed at 5.0 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 028, located 46 kilometres northeast of Cat Lake is being observed at 20 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 029, located 40 kilometres north of Cat Lake is being observed at 100 hectares in size.
  • Sioux Lookout District Fire 30, located 24 kilometres north, northeast of Cat Lake is being observed at 20 hectares in size.

Fire numbers and online information:

  • Forest Fire Reporting Number –  310-FIRE (3473)
  • Fire Information Line for general Northwest Region updates
    1-888-258-8842
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