Northwest Fire Region – September 13, 2021 – Wildfire Update

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Wildfire Update

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – There were, once again, no new wildfires reported or confirmed. There are 55 active wildfires in the region. One fire is listed as being held. Ten are under control, and forty-four are being observed.

  • The wildland fire hazard is moderate to low across the northwest region.
  • To see the wildland fire hazard near you, visit our interactive 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.