Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Region June 18, 2018

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Two USFS BAE-146 retardant air tankers began air attack on Kenora Fire 018 on the afternoon of May 10 as part of a quick-strike agreement between Ontario, Manitoba, the U.S and the Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact.
Two USFS BAE-146 retardant air tankers began air attack on Kenora Fire 018 on the afternoon of May 10 as part of a quick-strike agreement between Ontario, Manitoba, the U.S and the Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact.

THUNDER BAY – Wild Fire Update – There were two new forest fires in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of June 18.

  • Kenora Fire 58 was caused by lightning in the south-west corner of Whitefish Bay on Lake of the Woods. At. 0.3 hectares, it is currently not under control.
  • Kenora Fire 57 was a short-lived fire start near Red Deer Lake, it has been declared out.

At present, there are 14 active fires in the Northwest Region, 11 of which are under control or being observed.

The fire of note in the region is Red Lake Fire 38 which has grown to 2,212 hectares as it burns away from the far north community of North Spirit Lake (15 kilometres to the north-west of the fire).  An air attack team has been assigned to this fire in an effort to get it under control. Nipigon Fire 10, at 70 hectares, is responding well to air attack efforts near Walden Lake. It is currently not under control.

The Northwest region is under a predominantly high forest fire hazard with pockets of moderate hazard in the Fort Frances District and low hazard in the Thunder Bay District and North Shore areas.

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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Report prepared by Chris Marchand

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