Northwest Fire Region – October 14, 2021 – Wildfire Update

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Wildfire Update

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – As wildfire season continues to ramp down, there are again no new fires in the region.

Please note: The next update will be provided on Tuesday, October 19.  

  • At the time of this update there were seven active fires in the northwest region. One fire was being held, one fire was under control and five fires were being observed.
  • The wildland fire hazard is 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.