Northeast District Wildfire Update: Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services

Wildfire Update

Northeast Fire Region – June 5, 2024, 17:40

The Northeast Region reported one new wildland fire by early evening on Wednesday, June 5. Currently, there are five active wildland fires in the region.

Active Wildfires

  • North Bay 6 (NOR006):
    • Size: 0.6 hectares
    • Status: Being held
    • Location: Near Boom Lake, east of Mattawa River Provincial Park
  • Cochrane 10 (COC010):
    • Size: 2.5 hectares
    • Status: Being held
    • Location: Approximately 40 km west of Attawapiskat
  • Cochrane 9 (COC009):
    • Size: 2572 hectares
    • Status: Not under control
    • Location: About 3 km east of Parson Lake and 8 km west of the Quebec border
    • Response: Five crews committed
  • Cochrane 8 (COC008):
    • Size: 35 hectares
    • Status: Being observed
    • Location: About 57.5 km northwest of Moosonee
  • North Bay 5 (NOR005):
    • Size: 106 hectares
    • Status: Under control
    • Location: Approximately 3 km southeast of Cobalt

Fire Hazard Levels

The fire hazard varies from moderate to high across the Northeast Fire Region. However, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores, and Cochrane are experiencing an extreme fire hazard.

Safety Reminders

  • Waterbombers:
    • Advice: Move close to the shore when waterbombers approach to allow safe scooping. Waterbombers will not scoop if watercraft pose a safety hazard.
  • No Drone Zone:
    • Advice: Flying drones near forest fires is dangerous and illegal. It puts the lives of pilots, firefighters, and emergency personnel at risk. Stay clear of forest fires.

Reporting Wildland Fires

  • North of the French and Mattawa Rivers: Dial 310-FIRE
  • South of the French or Mattawa Rivers: Dial 9-1-1
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