Northwest Fire Region Wildfire Update: May 19, 2022

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Wildfire Season - Waterbomber

THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – The wet conditions in the woodlands continue. That has kept the overall fire hazard low across much of the region. However there are areas of moderate hazard in the northern sections of Sioux Lookout and Red Lake Fire Sections.

Please note: The next update will be provided on Monday, May 23.

  • There is one active fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of May 19.
    • Nipigon 3 is located near Margo Lake, approximately 14 kilometres east/northeast of Longlac. The fire is not under control at a size of 0.1 hectares.
  • Check current wildland fire hazard conditions in your area on the interactive map.

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 two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise. Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site. Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. Consult the full set of Outdoor Burning Regulations. If you intend to burn within the boundaries of a municipality, check with your local fire department for restrictions or permitting requirements.