Wildfire Update: Northeast Fire Region – June 25, 2024

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Wildland Forest Wildfire Update

Active Wildland Fires in the Northeast Region

As of 18:20 on June 25, no new wildland fires have been confirmed in the Northeast Fire Region. There are currently three active wildland fires in the region:

  1. Cochrane 11 (COC011):
    • Size: 3000 hectares
    • Location: 112 km southwest of Moosonee along the Abitibi River
    • Status: Not under control; low fire activity with no immediate infrastructure concerns
    • Response: Two FireRanger crews and aerial fire suppression support
  2. Cochrane 8 (COC008):
    • Size: 35 hectares
    • Location: 57.5 km northwest of Moosonee
    • Status: Being observed
  3. Cochrane 9 (COC009):
    • Size: 6022 hectares
    • Location: East of Parson Lake and 8 km west of the Quebec border
    • Status: Being observed

Fire Hazard Levels

  • Low Fire Hazard: South of and including Sault Ste. Marie, Greater Sudbury, and North Bay
  • Moderate Fire Hazard: Bancroft area
  • Moderate to High Fire Hazard: Northern parts of the Northeast Fire Region
  • Extreme Hazard: Around Fort Albany

For updated wildland fire danger values, please check our interactive map.

Safety Reminders

  • Waterbomber Safety: When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore to allow them to scoop water safely. Waterbombers will avoid scooping if watercraft pose a safety hazard. Stay clear of waterbombers to ensure their safety and effectiveness.
  • No Drone Zone: Flying drones near forest fires is illegal and dangerous. Drones can put the lives of pilots, firefighters, and emergency personnel at risk. Stay clear of forest fires and keep drones grounded.

Reporting Wildland Fires

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

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