Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Fire Region June 12, 2018

Forest Fire Update

THUNDER BAY – There was one new forest fire in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of June 12.

Red Lake Fire 36, caused by a lightning strike, is located approximately eight kilometres east of Balmertown near Ranger Lake. It is currently not under control.

The fire hazard is rebounding in the region after overnight rains in southern portions of the Northwest. The fire hazard ranges from moderate in the Kenora and Red Lake Districts and low to moderate in the Thunder Bay and Fort Frances Districts.

Dryden, Sioux Lookout, and Nipigon Districts are predominantly under a high hazard rating.

Fire numbers and online information:

  • To report a forest fire, please dial 310-FIRE (3473)
  • Follow us on Twitter: in English @ONForestFires or in French @ONFeuDeForêt
  • For up to date information on current fires in the province or to check the forest fire hazard in your area, visit

For guidelines on safe outdoor fire management

Report prepared by Chris Marchand


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