Four New Fires
THUNDER BAY – The Northwest Fire Region saw four new fires, all within the Kenora District, by the afternoon of May 10.
Kenora Fire 22 was discovered adjacent to Hwy. 641 near Lulu Lake northwest of Keewatin and has been declared out. Kenora Fire 24, classified as under control as of Thursday afternoon, is located south of the Nestor Falls Airport. Kenora Fire 23 has been declared out. Kenora Fire 25 is located near Wabaseemong.
The forest fire hazard remains high in the Kenora District and southern portions of the Red Lake District. Dryden and Sioux Lookout Districts are under a moderate forest fire hazard. Recent precipitation has resulted in low forest fire hazard for Fort Frances and Thunder Bay Districts.
Warm temperatures and sunny skies into the weekend are expected to escalate the fire hazard across the region. Residents are advised to be aware of local burning restrictions.
Performing yard clean-up?
Consider chipping or composting brush or grass before burning. If you must burn, make sure you know the rules and follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations to ensure you burn grass and woody debris safely.
If you’re planning to perform any outdoor burning, make sure you have tools and water on-hand to put your fire out; and never leave it unattended.
Fires are to be started no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise. To familiarize yourself further with Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations, visit our website at Ontario.ca/forestfire.
Residents of municipalities should also check any local bylaws that may be in effect prior to burning.
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
Report prepared by Chris Marchand