BY CHRIS MARCHARD
THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – There were no new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of Sept. 27.
At the time of this update there was one active fire in the region – At 2,810 hectares, Fort Frances 24 has been burning under observation since July 29 in Quetico Provincial Park.
The day also saw two of the region’s larger fires note declared out.
Burning as deep as 40 centimetres into the soil in spots, Kenora 71 was the focus of up to 200 firefighting personnel at the height of the summer’s suppression effort. The 10,272 hectare fire was taken off the active fire list. Thunder Bay 52 (8,306.6 hectares) which was under observation in Wabakimi Provincial Park was also declared out.
Fire hazard in the Northwest Region
The forest fire hazard is low across the Northwest Region.
Ontario Parks restricts access to some areas of Quetico Provincial Park
A large forest fire in Quetico Provincial Park has necessitated some restrictions for backcountry travelers. Ontario Parks is restricting access to some canoe routes as well as access to a number of lakes. You can find more details here
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