Northwest Region Wild Fire Report 2021 #2

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Wildfire Update

Northwest Fire Region April 8, 2021 Time of Report – 15:44

Thunder Bay – The 2021 Fire Season may be underway, but with the precipitation across the region the fire hazard is low.

That doesn’t mean ignore the rules and common sense.

  • There were no new fires discovered in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of April 8.
  • At the time of this update there were three active fires in the region. Two of those fires were under control and one fire was being observed.
  • The fire hazard is predominantly low throughout the northwest region with areas of moderate hazard in the Kenora and Red Lake sectors.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

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 two hours after sunrise.

Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.

Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. To consult the full set of outdoor burning regulations under Ontario’s Forest Fire Prevention Act, visit our website at ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits.

Please note: The next update will be provided on Monday April 12.