Northeast Wildfire Report 46 Fires Burning – 15 New Wildfires Reported

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Waterbomber fighting wildfire near Temagami
Waterbomber fighting wildfire - Image supplied by Ontario Government

SAULT STE. MARIE – Wildfire Report – As of this update, there are 46 active wildland fires in the Northeast Region. Among these, 4 fires are not under control, 5 are being held, 10 are under control, and 27 fires are being observed.

New Fires Confirmed

Of the 15 new fires confirmed in the Northeast Region yesterday, six were confirmed after the last night’s update:

  1. Sudbury 31: Covering an area of 0.7 hectares, this fire is located approximately 5 kilometers west of Twin Lake in French River Provincial Park. It is not under control.
  2. Sudbury 32: Encompassing 0.3 hectares, this fire is located approximately 3 kilometers southwest of Dispute Island in French River Provincial Park. It is being held.
  3. Wawa 20: Covering 0.1 hectares, this fire is located 7 kilometers northwest of Apisabigo Lake. It is now out.
  4. Wawa 21: Encompassing 0.1 hectares, this fire is located between Kabossakwa Lake and Blotter Lake. It is now out.
  5. Wawa 22: Covering 0.1 hectares, this fire is located approximately 2 kilometers northwest of Lost Lake. It is under control.
  6. Wawa 23: Encompassing 0.1 hectares, this fire is located 1 kilometer west of Louie Lake in Pukaskwa National Park. It is under control.

Today, three new fires have been confirmed in the Northeast Region:

  1. Wawa 24: Covering 0.1 hectares, this fire is located approximately 7 kilometers southeast of White Lake Provincial Park. It is under control.
  2. Sudbury 33: Encompassing 0.1 hectares, this fire is located on the southeast shore of Misery Lake at Point Grondine. It is not under control.
  3. Sudbury 34: Covering 0.1 hectares, this fire is located approximately 2 kilometers west of Tyson Lake. It is not under control.

Fire Hazard Assessment

The wildland fire hazard is moderate to high across the Northeast Region, with one small pocket of extreme fire hazard centered around the community of Thessalon.

Smoke Forecast

For individuals interested in observing smoke forecasts, you can access current and forecast conditions on FireSmoke.ca.

Safety Reminders

During this time of active wildfire response, we remind everyone to stay clear of waterbombers when they approach a body of water for scooping. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard.

Moreover, flying drones around forest fires is both dangerous and illegal. Avoid flying drones near forest fires to prevent putting the lives of pilots, firefighters, and emergency personnel at risk.

Report a Wildland Fire

To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. For incidents south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911. Your immediate reporting can help us respond quickly and efficiently to control wildfires.

Thank you for your cooperation in safeguarding our forests and communities. Stay vigilant, stay safe.

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