August 25, 2020 Time of Report – 16:42 Northwest Region
THUNDER BAY – There are 15 active fires in the Northwest Region. Heavy rain over the area of Nipigon 45 has that fire being held, and danger is reduced.
- No new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of Aug. 25.
- At the time of this update, there were 15 active fires in the region. Two fires were being held, two fires were under control and 11 fires were being observed. Two fires were called out today.
- The forest fire hazard is mainly low to moderate through the region with areas of high hazard remaining in the Fort Frances sector and the southern portions of the Kenora sector.
- To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire
Fire of Note:
- Nipigon 45 – 6,678 hectares – Being Held
- Heavy rainfall on the fire area, Aug. 24, with some rain gauges registering 12-40 mm of precipitation over the past 36 hours.
- Low fire behavior – primarily smoldering surface fire.
- Fire’s control status has recently changed to ‘Being Held’ – the fire is unlikely to spread beyond existing boundaries with the current resources assigned to it under present or forecasted conditions.
- 23 crews continue work on the fire.
- Firefighters are patrolling fire lines and extinguishing hot spots towards the interior of the fire.
- 4 helicopters continue to support the ground effort and bucket water as needed.
Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations
Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.
Fires are to be ignited no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise.
Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site