Wildfire Update: Northwest Fire Region – June 6, 2022

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THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – Overall the wildfire hazard in the Northwest Region is mainly moderate in Kenora, Fort Frances and Dryden sectors, with Red Lake and Sioux Lookout sector featuring mainly low hazard conditions.

Thunder Bay and Nipigon sectors feature a mix of low and moderate hazard conditions with small areas of high hazard.

As of June 6, 2022 there are no active wildfires in the district.

Northwest Region 

Please note: The next update will be provided on Thursday, June 9.

  • One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest region by the late afternoon of June 6.
    • Fort Frances 3 was likely caused by a downed tree on a powerline in the area of Reef Point Rd., approximately 11 kilometres northeast of Fort Frances. The fire has been called out at 0.1 hectares in size.
  • At the time of this update there are no active fires in the Northwest region.
  • Check current wildland fire hazard conditions in your local area using 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.

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