Wildfire Update: Northwest Fire Region – June 25, 2024

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Wildfire Update

New and Active Wildland Fires

THUNDER BAY – Wildfire Update – Continued warm and dry conditions are present. As of 17:39 CDT on June 25, one new fire has been confirmed in the Northwest region:

  • Nipigon 8 (NIP008):
    • Size: 0.1 hectares
    • Location: Near Hwy. 11 at Klotz Lake, 48 km east of Longlac
    • Status: Not under control

There are currently four active fires in the Northwest Region at various stages of control, with one fire being called out in the past 24 hours:

  1. Sioux Lookout 5 (SLK005):
    • Size: 0.6 hectares
    • Location: Near Achapi Lake, 52 km southeast of Pickle Lake
    • Status: Under control
  2. Kenora 10 (KEN010):
    • Size: 0.1 hectares
    • Location: Near Otter Lake and the Canadian National Rail Line, 37 km northwest of Kenora
    • Status: Called out
  3. Sioux Lookout 4 (SLK004):
    • Size: 4.5 hectares
    • Location: Near Greemantle Lake in Wabakimi Provincial Park, 70 km southeast of Pickle Lake
    • Status: Being held
  4. Nipigon 7 (NIP007):
    • Size: 211 hectares
    • Location: 28 km northwest of Eabametoong First Nation
    • Status: Not under control; eight FireRanger crews and two helicopters are assigned

Fire Hazard Levels

  • High to Moderate Fire Hazard: Southern half of the region, including Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, and Thunder Bay sectors
  • High to Extreme Fire Hazard: Southern part of Nipigon sector
  • Moderate to Low Fire Hazard: Northern part of Nipigon sector
  • Low to Moderate Fire Hazard: Red Lake and Sioux Lookout sectors

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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