THUNDER BAY – WILD FIRE UPDATE – The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services have started their 2018 reports for the 2018 Fire Season. Fire while natural for forests as a part of the natural cycle for a living forest, man-made fires are damaging to the environment. As iconic Smokey the Bear always says, “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires”.
There are no active forest fires in the Northwest Region.
As of Thursday, April 26th, there have been four forest fires in the Northwest Region burning a total of 1 hectare.
The forest fire hazard is low across the region.
The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program is reminding people that they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines set out in the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario including no day burning of brush or grass fires. Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.
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.
Fire numbers and online information:
- Forest Fire Reporting Number – 310-FIRE (3473)
- Twitter account
- For guidelines on safe outdoor fire management ontario.ca/fireprevention