THUNDER BAY – WILDFIRE UPDATE – The string of no new wildfires has been broken.
There was one new wildland fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by late afternoon on August 9.
- Kenora 7 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located on Victoria Island in the Lake of the Woods area, approximately 24 kilometres southwest of Kenora.
- At the time of this update the wildland fire hazard in the Northwest Region is moderate to high with some areas of extreme hazard in the Districts of Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay.
- Check current wildland fire hazard conditions in your local area using our 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.
Help fight forest fires: Stay clear of waterbombers!
When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can perform their scoop safely. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard. Be safe, stay clear of waterbombers.
Report a Wildland Fire
To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.