Northwest District Wildfire Update 2021 #6

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Wildfire Update

Northwest Fire Region April 22, 2021

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – There was one new fire reported on April 22, 2021. This brings the total to two fires in the district.

Please note: The next update will be provided on Monday April 26.

  • There was one new fire discovered in the Northwest region by the afternoon of April 22.
    • Kenora 6 is 0.1 of a hectare and not under control at the time of this update. The fire is located south of Turtle Lake.
  • There is one other active fire in the Northwest region which is being observed.
  • The fire hazard is mostly low to moderate across the Northwest region, with the exception of areas near Red Lake and Vermilion Bay which are showing a high hazard for April 22.
  • 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.