Northwest Wildfire Update: Fire-Free Northwest Region

Northwest Region Forest Fire Situation Update

Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – As of late afternoon on June 14, no new wildland fires have been confirmed, and there are no active fires burning in the Northwest Region.

The wildland fire hazard varies across the region, ranging from low to moderate. However, the Fort Frances sector is experiencing a high fire hazard. For the most current fire hazard information in your area, please refer to our interactive map.

Outdoor Burning Safety Reminder

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services reminds the public to exercise caution when performing any outdoor burning. Instead of burning, consider alternative methods like composting yard waste or using local landfill services. If burning is necessary, ensure compliance with Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations:

  • Fires should be ignited no sooner than two hours before sunset and must be extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.
  • Always have adequate tools and water available to control the fire at the burn site.
  • Familiarize yourself with the complete set of Outdoor Burning Regulations to ensure safe practices.

Report a Wildland Fire

  • 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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