Twenty-eight fires are not under control
THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – Another busy day for lightning fire starts as the Northwest region recorded 16 new fires by the early evening of July 30.
Resources are strained as the fire load has increased to 111 active fires. Twenty-eight of those fires are not under control, 10 are being held, 10 are under control and 63 are being observed.
Burning conditions are also on the rise, particularly in the Kenora area where an extreme fire hazard blankets the district. High to extreme fire hazards exist in Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, and Fort Frances districts. Moderate to high fire hazards prevail in the Thunder Bay and Nipigon districts. The far north features a moderate to low hazard at this time.
New fire starts, July 30
Kenora Fire 97 is located on an island off Bag Bay on Shoal Lake, At 0.1 hectares it has been declared out.
Red Lake Fire 151 is located four kilometres northwest of far north community of North Spirit Lake. At 0.5 hectares, the fire is being held.
Dryden Fire 36 is located near Lost Lake, approximately nine kilometres south of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation. At 0.1 hectares the fire is being held.
Red Lake Fire 152 is located near the east shore of Nungesser Lake, approximately 49 kilometres north of Red Lake. At 0.1 hectares the fire is not under control.
Fort Frances Fire 30 is located on an island in Quetico Lake, approximately 28 kilometres southwest of Atikokan. At 0.1 hectares the fire is under observation.
Dryden Fire 37 is located approximately five kilometres south of Borups Corners. At 0.2 hectares the fire is not under control.
Dryden Fire 38 is located on a peninsula on southwest corner of Eagle Lake, approximately 24 kilometres south of Vermilion Bay. The 0.1 hectares fire is under control.
Red Lake Fire 153 is located near Pringle Lake, approximately 67 kilometres north/northeast of Red Lake. At 0.1 hectares the fire is being held.
Kenora Fire 98 is located near Bridge Lake, approximately 78 kilometres northeast of Kenora. The 1.5 hectares fire is not under control.
Red Lake Fire 154 is located near Jubilee Lake, approximately 98 kilometres east of Red Lake. At 0.1 hectares the fire is not under control.
Sioux Lookout Fires 99 and 100 are located near the north shore of Lac Seul, approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Sioux Lookout.
Thunder Bay Fire 34 is located near Smoothrock Lake in the Wabakimi Provincial Park. At 0.2 hectares the fire is not under control.
Fort Frances Fires 31 (0.1 hectares), 32 (0.3 hectares) and 33 (0.1 hectares) are located near the eastern boundary of Quetico Provincial Park, approximately 58 kilometres southeast of Atikokan. All three fires are under observation.
Thunder Bay Fire 35 is located near Kopka Lake, approximately 39 kilometres south of Armstrong. The two hectare fire is not under control.
Red Lake Fire 155 is located near Larus Lake in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, approximately 69 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.
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
Report prepared by Chris Marchand