Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update: June 15, 2024 – All Quiet on the Wildfire Front

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Northwest Region Forest Fire Situation Update

THUNDER BAY – Climate – As of late afternoon on June 15, no new fires have been confirmed, and there are no active fires burning in the Northwest Region.

The wildland fire hazard in the Northwest Region is predominantly moderate. However, significant areas of high fire hazard exist across the Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, and Nipigon sectors. For the latest fire hazard updates in your area, please refer to our interactive map.

Outdoor Burning Safety Reminder

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services urges the public to exercise caution when conducting any outdoor burning. Instead of burning, consider composting yard waste or utilizing 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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