Northwest Fire Region – September 1, 2021 – Wildfire Update

Wildfire Season - Waterbomber

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – Once again there are no new fires to report. At the time of this update there were 76 active fires in the northwest region. 6 fires were not under control, 2 fires were being held, 12 fires were under control and 56 fires were being monitored.

Northwest Region 

  • The fire hazard is mainly low to moderate across the region with a few small areas of high hazard in the districts of Red Lake, Fort Frances and Thunder Bay.
  • To see the wildland fire hazard near you, visit our interactive 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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