Wildfire Update Northwest Fire Region – June 9, 2022

Wildfire Update

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – The wildland fire hazard is mainly high in the Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances and Red Lake sectors. Hazard conditions are mainly moderate with areas of both high and low hazard in Thunder Bay, Nipigon and Sioux Lookout sectors.

Northwest Region 

Please note: The next update will be provided on Monday, June 13.

  • There were no new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of June 9.
  • 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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