June 4 2024 – Northeast Wildfire Update


Current Wildland Fire Status

As of Tuesday evening, one new wildland fire has been confirmed in the Northeast Fire Region. There are currently five active fires:

  • Cochrane 10 (COC010): A 0.2-hectare fire located approximately 40 kilometres west of Attawapiskat. This fire is not under control.
  • Cochrane 9 (COC009): A significant 1500-hectare fire, not yet under control, situated 3 kilometres east of Parson Lake and 8 kilometres west of the Quebec border. Five crews are currently assigned to this fire.
  • Cochrane 8 (COC008): This 35-hectare fire is being observed, located about 57.5 kilometres northwest of Moosonee.
  • Cochrane 6 (COC006): Recently remapped to 13 hectares and now under control, this fire is located 20 kilometres northwest of Fort Severn off the Hudson Bay coast. One Ontario FireRanger crew and a Coastal Ranger are assigned.
  • North Bay 5 (NOR005): This 106-hectare fire remains under control and is situated roughly 3 kilometres southeast of Cobalt.

Fire Hazard Assessment

The fire hazard ranges from moderate to high across the Northeast Fire Region, with the exception of Espanola, which currently reports a low fire hazard.

Safety Reminders

Stay Clear of Waterbombers:

When waterbombers approach bodies of water, ensure you move close to the shore to allow them to scoop water safely. Waterbombers will avoid scooping from lakes or rivers if watercraft pose a hazard.

No Drone Zone:

Flying drones near forest fires is illegal and dangerous, endangering the lives of pilots, firefighters, and emergency personnel. Always keep your drones away from active fire zones.

Reporting Wildland Fires

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