May 12, 2023 Northwest Fire Region Wildfire Update

Wildfire Update

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – As warmer temperatures arrive the risk of fires in the region’s forests is increasing.

Northwest Region 

  • There is currently one active wildland fire in the Northwest Region.
    • Kenora 6 is located within the community of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation. The fire is currently under control at 0.5 hectares.
  • The fire hazard is moderate to high across the Northwest Region this afternoon.
  • For a closer look at fire hazard conditions in your area, view 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.

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.

For tips on preventing wildland fires and information on the current fire situation, follow us on Twitter in English and French @ONforestfires and @ONfeudeforet.

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