Northwest Fire Region – October 19, 2021 – Wildfire Update

Wildfire Update

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – As the fire season continues to wind down, there were no new fires reported by the afternoon of October 19, 2021.

This doesn’t mean you can ignore fire safety will out in the woods. Your hunting fire, campfire or cooking fire still needs your attention.

Please note: The next update will be provided on Thursday October 21.

  • 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 to moderate across the northwest region.
  • 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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