THUNDER BAY – June 23, 2017 – Time of Report 17:15
By mid-afternoon, there were no new fires reported in the region. There are currently no active fires in the Northeast.
The forest fire hazard is mostly low to moderate with the exception of an area in the far north which is showing a high hazard.
Planning to have a campfire?
Here are some tips on how to safely enjoy your campfire and avoid the costs and dangers that can arise from an unextinguished or unattended campfire:
- Choose your site carefully. Select a site with easy access to water that is sheltered from high winds. The fire must be built on bare rock or non-combustible material.
- Prepare the site. Clear a one metre space around your campfire site and remove all pine needles, grasses, leaves and twigs.
- Keep your fire small. By law, your campfire cannot exceed one metre in height and one metre in diameter.
- Stay nearby. Never leave your campfire unattended.
- Put your fire out. Soak your fire with water.
- Be sure the fire is extinguished. Stir the ashes with a stick to uncover
Fire numbers and online information:
- To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE (3473)
- To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.
- Follow us on Twitter : in English @ONForestFires or in French @ONFeuDeForêt
- For up to date information on current fires in the province visit Ontario.ca/forestfire
For guidelines on safe outdoor fire management ontario.ca/fireprevention
Report Prepared by Shayne McCool