New forest fires add to seasonal countTuesday, July 17, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Forest fire situation update - Northeast Region
July 17, 2012 (15:30)
Fire hazard - A Restricted Fire Zone is currently in effect for the Northeast Fire Region, north of the French River including French River Provincial Park.
The restricted fire zone includes the MNR districts of Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Hearst, Chapleau, Wawa, Cochrane and Manitoulin Island.
No open burning; including campfires is permitted within the boundaries of a Restricted Fire Zone.
Portable heaters or propane stoves may be used for cooking and warmth but must be handled with extreme caution. All burning permits are suspended.
For more information, please call the RFZ hotline at 1-866-357-8422.
Three new fires have been confirmed thus far today in the Northeast Region.
Sudbury 94, a 0.1 hectare fire in the Anchor Lake area is currently classed as Being Held.
Sudbury 95, also a 0.1 hectare fire is east of Markstay/Warren and currently listed as not under control.
North Bay 85 a 0.1 hectare fire was on the north end of Lake Temagami, and is now out.
There are currently 28 active fires in the Northeast Region, burning 48122.8 hectares.
To date, there have been 474 fires in the Northeast Region, having burnt 49735.2 hectares.
To report a forest fire in the Northeast Region, please call 310-FIRE
In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local municipal fire department.
For up to date information on the current status of the Restricted Fire Zone, please call the Northeast Region Restricted Fire Information Hotline at 1-866-357-8422.
Restricted Fire Zone Information
Fire Danger Map in Ontario
For more information, visit here and report forest fires using the toll-free reporting number: 310-FIRE (3473).