Northwest Fire Region Wildfire Update May 6, 2021

Wildfire Update

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – There is a calm fire season start underway. There are no new wildfires in the past 24 hours.

  • No new fires were discovered in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of May 6.
  • At the time of this update there was one active fire in the region and it is under control.
  • The fire hazard is mainly low across the Northwest Region with the exception of a moderate hazard throughout most of the Kenora and Fort Frances sectors.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at

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

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