Restricted Fire Zone Ended for Northwest District

Forest Fire Report

THUNDER BAY – The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone in place in the Northwest Region, effective 12:00 am. Aug. 29.

Outdoor fires are once again permitted though they should be carefully managed. For tips on safe burning practices, see

Cooler temperatures and recent wet weather have reduced the region’s fire load and the overall fire hazard. Presently there are 53 active fires in the region – 49 of which of which are under observation, under control, or being held.