Northeast District Fire Update: 28 Active Fires, 1 New Fire Confirmed

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Wildfire Update

Sault Ste. Marie – Wildfire Update – In the Northeast Region, there are currently 28 active wildland fires. Out of these, 1 fire is not under control, 1 is being held, 6 are under control, and 20 are being observed.

New Fire Confirmed

Today, a new fire was confirmed in the region:

  1. Sudbury 24
  • Location: South point of Panache Lake, 2 km east of Bassoon Lake
  • Size: 0.1 hectare
  • Status: Not under control

Fire Hazard Conditions

The fire hazard ranges from low to moderate in areas south of Wawa, Chapleau, and Timmins. North of these areas, the fire hazard varies from low to high. For detailed fire hazard conditions in your area, refer to our interactive map.

Fires of Note

  1. Cochrane 7
  • Confirmed on June 2
  • Location: Northeast of Lake Abitibi
  • Size: 37,742 hectares
  • Status: Being held
  • Ontario FireRanger Crew and a team of 20 forest firefighters from Mexico are dedicated to this fire.

Implementation Orders

Update on Restrictions:

  • The Translimit Road between Cochrane and Quebec will be reopened to traffic due to decreased fire behavior and effective fire suppression activities on Cochrane 7. However, closures of the Crossover and Eades Roads, along with township restrictions covering the Cochrane 7 fire area, remain in place.
  • The MNRF Hearst-Cochrane-Kapuskasing District has implemented an Implementation Order to ensure public safety and effective fire suppression. Refer to the attached implementation order map for specific restrictions.

Safety Measures: Stay Clear of Waterbombers and Drones

  • Waterbombers: When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore to allow them to perform their scoop safely. Remember that watercraft encroaching on the scoop zone pose a safety hazard.
  • Drones: Flying drones around forest fires is dangerous and illegal. To ensure the safety of pilots, firefighters, and emergency personnel, refrain from flying drones near forest fires.

Report a Wildland Fire

To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, dial 310-FIRE. For forest fires located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, dial 911.

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