Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Region: June 25, 2017

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Crews working to mop up Nipigon District Fire 007
Crews working to mop up Nipigon District Fire 007

Crews working to mop up Nipigon District Fire 007
Crews working to mop up Nipigon District Fire 007

THUNDER BAY – Time of Report 16:15 – Northwest Region

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of June 25.

One fire remains active in the region and it is listed as under control. Nipigon District Fire Number 007 is a suspected lightning-caused fire that burned cut wood about 75 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay. It is under control at 5.5 hectares in size.

FireRanger crews worked with a heavy equipment operator to move burning logs and bring Nipigon District Fire Number 007 under control. Separating
the logs limited the spread of the fire. Crews also put out hot spots in the cutover area and will continue to fight the fire in the logs along the road.

The forest fire hazard is low in the south and western sectors and moderate to the north and east.

Be careful lighting your barbecue
Be careful lighting your barbecue

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

To see a complete list of fires across the province click on our interactive map. You can also get the latest update on the condition of any fire by clicking the fire icon.

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