Northwest Wildfire Update for May 30, 2024

Wildland Forest Wildfire Update

Northwest Fire Region – May 30, 2024

Time of Report: 17:12 CDT

Northwest Region Update
Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by late afternoon on May 30. Currently, there is one active fire in the region:

  • Thunder Bay 5 (THU 005): This fire, located just north of the international border near the south shore of West Wabindon Lake, approximately 74 kilometers west/southwest of Thunder Bay, has been called out. It covered 0.1 hectares.
  • Nipigon 3 (NIP 003): Located west of Hwy. 625 near Sandlink Lakes, approximately 13 kilometers southeast of Longlac, this 0.3-hectare fire is under control.

Fire Hazard Levels
The wildland fire hazard is predominantly high across the Northwest Region, with pockets of moderate hazard throughout. You can find the current wildland fire hazard conditions in your local area using the AFFES Interactive Map.

Outdoor Burning Regulations and Safety

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations
The public is reminded to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. For disposing of yard waste and woody debris, composting or using your local landfill is encouraged. If burning is necessary, adhere to Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations:

  • Fires must be ignited no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.
  • Always have adequate tools and water to contain the fire at the site.
  • Consult the full set of Outdoor Burning Regulations for detailed guidelines.

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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