Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Region June 20, 2018

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Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – There were five new fires confirmed by the afternoon of Wednesday June 20.

  • Sioux Lookout Fire Number 22 is being observed at 30 hectares and is located in the far north of Sioux Lookout district near Windigo Lake.
  • Sioux Lookout Fire Number 23 is not under control at 40 hectares and is also located in the far north of Sioux Lookout district. It is near Opakopa Lake, 20 kilometres southwest of Weagamow Lake First Nation.
  • Nipigon Fire Number 13 is not under control at 70 hectares near Turley Lake in the far north of Nipigon District. It is 35 kilometres north of Eabametoong First Nation.
  • Nipigon Fire Number 14 is not under control at 2 hectares and is located 17 kilometres southwest of Neskantaga First Nation.
  • Red Lake Fire Number is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Dowling Lake.

The forest fire hazard is high across most of the region with an area of moderate hazard in the southern portions of Nipigon and Thunder Bay Districts.

Red Lake Fire 38 remains active and is 3,802 hectares in size located to the southeast of North Spirit Lake in the far north. An Incident Management Team has been assigned to this fire and ignition operations are being used to limit the fire’s spread to the north. Air tankers continue an effort to help bring the fire under control.

There are currently 16 active fires in the region, 11 of which are under observation, under control, or being held.

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 Jonathan Scott

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