Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – Damp wet weather has put a damper on the danger for wildfires across Western Ontario.
Northwest Fire Region April 19, 2021
Please note: The next update will be provided on Thursday April 22.
- No new fires were discovered in the northwest region by the afternoon of April 19.
- At the time of this update, there was one active fire in the region. It is being observed.
- The fire hazard is low across the northwest region.
- 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 2 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.