Northeast Fire Region Wildfire Report for May 30 2024

Wildfire Update

Northeast Region Update

Sudbury – Wildfire Update – One new wildland fire was confirmed in the Northeast Region by late afternoon on Thursday, May 30. Currently, there are two active wildland fires in the region:

  • Timmins 5 (TIM005): This fire, covering 0.5 hectares, is being held. It is located about 25 kilometers east of Highway 144, roughly 49 kilometers southeast of the intersection of Highways 144 and 560. One FireRanger crew is dedicated to this fire.
  • North Bay 5 (NOR005): This 106-hectare wildland fire remains under control. It is situated about 3 kilometers southeast of Cobalt.

Fire Hazard Levels

  • High Hazard: Areas between Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, and Greater Sudbury.
  • Moderate Hazard: Surrounding areas, with specific attention to east and south of Powassan and Huntsville.
  • Low Hazard: Areas east and south of Powassan and Huntsville, except for Bancroft, which has a moderate hazard level.

Safety Tips and Guidelines

Stay Clear of Waterbombers
When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can scoop water safely. They will not scoop from a lake or river if watercraft pose a safety hazard.

No Drone Zone
Flying drones near forest fires is dangerous and illegal. It endangers pilots, firefighters, and other emergency personnel. Avoid flying drones in these areas to ensure everyone’s safety.

Reporting Wildland Fires

  • North of the French and Mattawa Rivers: Dial 310-FIRE to report a wildland fire.
  • South of the French and Mattawa Rivers: Dial 9-1-1 to report a wildland fire.
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