Northwest District Wildfire Update: One New Fire Confirmed

Wildland Forest Wildfire Update

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services – Northwest Fire Region

July 9, 2024 – 17:21 CDT

NORTHWEST REGION – By late afternoon on July 9, one new wildfire was confirmed in the Northwest Region.

  • Nipigon 12 (NIP012): This 1.0-hectare fire is located north of Miminiska Lake, approximately 46 kilometers west of Eabametoong First Nation. The fire is currently not under control.

At the time of this update, there are seven active wildfires in the Northwest Region, each at different stages of control:

  • One fire is not under control.
  • One fire is being held.
  • Two fires are being observed.
  • Three fires are under control.

In the past 24 hours, two fires have been extinguished.

The wildland fire hazard is predominantly low to moderate throughout the region, with isolated pockets of high hazard in all fire management sectors. For more detailed information on active fires and the current fire hazard in your area, please refer to the Interactive Map.

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are an exciting part of summer, but safety is crucial. You are responsible if hot residue from your fireworks starts a wildland fire, including covering the costs to extinguish it. Consider attending an organized fireworks event instead of setting off your own.

Waterbomber Safety Advisory

When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore to allow them to scoop water safely. Waterbombers will not scoop from a lake or river if watercraft pose a safety hazard. Be safe and stay clear of waterbombers.

Reporting Wildland Fires

  • North of French and Mattawa Rivers: Dial 310-FIRE to report a wildland fire.
  • South of French or Mattawa Rivers: Dial 9-1-1 to report a wildland fire.
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