Northeast Region 31 Active Wildland Fires
SAULT STE. MARIE – Wildland Fire Report – Heading into the Labour Day weekend, it is time to take extra care in the woodlands.
- Currently, there are 31 active wildland fires in the Northeast Region. Among these, 2 are under control, and 29 are being observed.
No New Fires Today
- As of the late afternoon of August 31, no new fires have been confirmed in the Northeast Region.
Wildland Fire Hazard
- The wildland fire hazard presents a range from low to moderate across the Northeast Region. Specifically, the southeast corner and the central section of the far north exhibit a moderate hazard, while the center of the region experiences low hazard values. A pocket of high fire hazard values is centered over the Mattagami River north of Kapuskasing.
- Individuals interested in observing smoke forecasts can visit FireSmoke.ca to access current and forecast conditions. If you have concerns about the health impacts of smoke, please contact Telehealth Ontario at 811.
Help Fight Forest Fires: Stay Clear of Waterbombers!
- When waterbombers approach a body of water, it is essential to move close to the shore to enable them to perform their scoop safely. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if nearby watercraft pose a safety hazard. Prioritize safety by staying clear of waterbombers.
No Drone Zone: Be Safe, Stay Clear of Forest Fires!
- Operating drones around forest fires is both hazardous and illegal. Flying a drone near a forest fire jeopardizes the lives of pilots, firefighters, and other emergency personnel. Ensure safety by refraining from flying drones near forest fires.
Report a Wildland Fire
- To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. For a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911. Your timely reporting significantly contributes to the efficient management and containment of wildfires.