Wildfire Report for Northwest Region: July 2, 2024

Wildfire Update

One New Wildland Fire Confirmed in Northwest Region

Report Time: 18:00 CDT

Northwest Region:
As of the early evening of July 2, one new wildland fire has been confirmed in the Northwest Region. Identified as Nipigon 9 (NIP009), the fire was located approximately 13.7 kilometers west of Longlac and 2.8 kilometers north of Highway 11, near Kenogamisis Dam Road. It was quickly contained and called out at a size of 0.1 hectares.

Currently, there are two active wildland fires in the Northwest Region. One is under control, while the other remains uncontrolled.

The wildland fire hazard is low across most of the Northwest Region, with the exception of the eastern half of the Greenstone sector, where the hazard ranges from moderate to high.

For more details on active fires and the wildland fire hazard in your area, check out our Interactive Map.

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks add excitement to summer celebrations, but fire safety is crucial. If hot residue from your fireworks starts a wildland fire, you could be held responsible for the cost of extinguishing it. Consider attending organized fireworks displays instead of setting off your own.

Help Fight Forest Fires: Stay Clear of Waterbombers

When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can scoop water safely. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard. Be safe and stay clear of waterbombers.

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, call 9-1-1.

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