Northeast Fire Region May 16, 2021 Wildfire Update

Forest Fire Update

Thunder Bay – WILDFIRE UPDATE – There are five active wildfires in the Northeast Fire District as of May 16, 2021.

Northeast Region

  • There were two new wildland fires confirmed in the Northeast region by late afternoon.
    • Sudbury 7 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located approximately 2 kilometres west of highway 144, and approximately 3 kilometres north of Benny.
    • Bancroft 4 was confirmed late this afternoon west of Skootamatta Lake. It measures 4 hectares and is not yet under control at the time of this update.
  • There are three other active fires in the region, they are either being held or under control.
  • The fire hazard is predominantly high in the Northeast region, except for the Far North which is presenting a low to moderate hazard this afternoon. A few areas in the region are showing an extreme hazard, namely: Bancroft and surrounding areas; Greater Sudbury and surrounding areas; West Nipissing; and an area east of Foleyet along highway 101.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, check the interactive fire map at

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.

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