SAULT STE. MARIE – Wildfire Report – In the Northeast Region, there are currently 49 active wildland fires. Among these, 7 fires are not under control, 4 are being held, 11 are under control, and 27 fires are being observed.
Today, two new fires have been confirmed in the Northeast Region:
- Kirkland Lake 15: Covering 0.5 hectares, this fire is situated northwest of Lady Evelyn Lake, approximately 43 kilometers west of Temiskaming Shores. The status of this fire is not under control. One FireRanger crew is committed to fire suppression.
- Sudbury 40: Encompassing 0.2 hectares, this fire is located about 1.7 kilometers from the northern point of River Aux Sables Provincial Park and 1.6 kilometers east of Hwy 553. The status of this fire is not under control. One FireRanger crew is committed to fire suppression.
Fire Hazard Assessment
The fire hazard in the Northeast Region varies across areas. It is low for regions east and south of Spanish, Greater Sudbury, and Temiskaming Shores. However, for the rest of the Northeast Region, the fire hazard ranges between moderate and high. A pocket of extreme fire hazard remains around Thessalon.
For those interested in smoke forecasts, FireSmoke.ca provides access to current and forecasted smoke conditions.
As a reminder, we urge everyone to stay clear of waterbombers. When waterbombers approach a body of water, please move close to the shore to allow them to perform their scooping safely. It’s important to note that a waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard.
Additionally, flying drones around forest fires is both dangerous and illegal. Please refrain from flying drones near forest fires to prevent endangering the lives of pilots, firefighters, and emergency personnel.
Report a Wildland Fire
To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, dial 310-FIRE. For incidents south of the French or Mattawa rivers, dial 911. Your timely reporting plays a crucial role in our efforts to promptly respond to and control wildfires.
Thank you for your cooperation in safeguarding our forests and communities. Stay vigilant and stay safe.