Northeast Wildfire Update: 35 Active Wildland Fires

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Wildland Forest Wildfire Update

Current Wildfire Status

35 Active Wildland Fires: As of this report, there are 35 active wildland fires within the Northeast Region. Among these, 1 is currently being held, 5 are under control, and 29 are under observation.

No New Fires Confirmed

No New Fires: Thankfully, there have been no new fires confirmed in the Northeast Region.

Fire Hazard Assessment

Low to Moderate Fire Hazard: The wildland fire hazard assessment reveals primarily low fire hazard conditions across the Northeast Region. However, there are pockets of moderate hazard in the areas stretching from Parry Sound up to Cochrane.

Notable Fires in the Region

Hearst 17 – Being Held: One of the notable fires in the region is Hearst 17, which was confirmed yesterday evening. This fire encompasses an area of 6 hectares and is situated 1 kilometre south of Boyle Rd and 7 kilometres west of Cosen Creek. Currently, it is being held.

Smoke Forecast

Stay Informed: Individuals interested in monitoring smoke forecasts can access current and forecasted smoke conditions at FireSmoke.ca. Should you have concerns about the health impacts of smoke, please reach out to Telehealth Ontario at 811.

Safety around Waterbombers

Clear Waterbomber Paths: When waterbombers approach bodies of water, move close to the shore to ensure they can safely perform their scoop operations. It’s essential to keep watercraft away from these areas to avoid safety hazards.

No Drone Operation Zone

Avoid Drone Operations: Operating drones in the vicinity of forest fires is both dangerous and illegal. Doing so can jeopardize the lives of pilots, firefighters, and emergency personnel. Please refrain from flying drones near forest fires for the safety of all involved.

Reporting Wildland Fires

Prompt Reporting: To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, dial 310-FIRE. For forest fires south of these rivers, dial 911. Timely reporting is vital for ensuring swift response and containment efforts.

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