Northwestern Ontario Wildfire Update: Northwest Fire Region

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THUNDER BAY – Wildfire Update – As of the evening of June 17, there were no new wildland fires confirmed and no active fires in the Northwest Region.

At the time of this update, the wildland fire hazard ranges from low to extreme across the Northwest Region. The southern half of the region is predominantly low to moderate, while the northern half is mostly moderate to high. There are currently two isolated pockets of extreme hazard around Webequie and Slate Falls Nation.

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations

Aviation, Forest Fire, and Emergency Services remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. To dispose of yard waste and woody debris, consider composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations.

  • Fires are to be ignited no sooner than two hours before sunset and must be extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.
  • Always have tools or water adequate to contain the fire at the site.
  • Know the rules for safe outdoor burning; consult the full set of Outdoor Burning Regulations.

Report a Wildland Fire

To report a wildland fire north of the French and Mattawa rivers, dial 310-FIRE. For fires south of these rivers, dial 9-1-1.

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