Northwest Fire Region Update May 3, 2021

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Wildfire Season - Waterbomber

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – The wet weather will drop the fire hazard over the next few days.

Northwest Region 

  • There were no new fires discovered in the northwest region by the afternoon of May 3.
  • There was one new fire following yesterday’s report. Thunder Bay 3 has been declared out at 1.2 hectares and was located approximately 53 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.
  • At the time of this update, there are no active fires in the region.
  • The fire hazard is low to moderate.
  • 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.