Wildfire Update – Northwest Fire Region – May 24, 2022

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Wildfire Update

THUNDER BAY – Wildfire Update – Wet conditions across much of the region are keeping most wildfires and the fire hazard under control. However as things dry out there is going to be far more potential for forest fires.

There is only one wildfire in the Northwest Region.

Northwest Region 

Please note: The next update will be provided on Thursday, May 26.

  • There is one active fire in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of May 23.
    • Fort Frances 2 was discovered on May 23 near the shoreline of Calm Lake, approximately 91 kilometres east of Fort Frances. The 0.1 hectare fire is under control.
  • The wildland fire hazard is mainly moderate across the Northwest Region, with areas of high hazard in the Thunder Bay, Nipigon and Red Lake sectors.
  • 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.

Time of Report – 16:15 CST