Northeast Fire Region May 15, 2021 – Wildfire Update

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Red Lake District Fire Number 066, started on August 10 and challenged firefighting resources. FireRangers have circled the fire with hose line but it is still listed as not under control at 10 hectares. Constant air attack from Ontario, with assistance from Manitoba, and helicopter bucketing helped stop the fire from advancing to homes and fuel tanks.

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – There were three new forest fires confirmed in the Northeast region today.

  • Sudbury 5 is located approximately 12 kilometres southeast of Burwash, one kilometre north of Round Lake. It is not yet under control at 8.5 hectares
  • Sudbury 6 is being held at 1.2 hectares on the southwest shore of Lake Panache
  • Parry Sound 1 is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located on the southwest side of McLaren Island, on Georgian Bay and was confirmed late this afternoon

There is one other active fire in the region, it is under control.

The fire hazard is predominantly high south of highway 11 north, and varies from low to moderate in areas along highway 11 north, and northward. Areas surrounding Bancroft are maintaining an extreme hazard this afternoon.

To see the fire hazard near you, check the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

Help fight forest fires: Stay clear of waterbombers!

When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can perform their scoop safely. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard.

Be safe, stay clear of waterbombers.