New wildfire reported near WawaSaturday, August 18, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
Two new fires have been confirmed so far today in the region.
Sudbury 184 is a 0.3-hectare fire located west of Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park.
Wawa 39 is 0.1 hectares in size and burning northwest of Whitefish Lake.
Both fires are listed as not under control at this time.
Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have helped to reduce new fire starts and help with suppression efforts on a number of active fires.
Cochrane 47 is a 30-hectare fire northwest of Moosonee that is currently being observed.
This means that the fire not receiving suppression action due to agency resource management objectives.
There are nine fires in the region classified as being observed.
MNR continuing to provide suppression action on Wainfleet Bog fire.
Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) staff in the Northeast Region continue to work with local officials to manage Guelph 1, a 13.6-hectare fire burning in the Wainfleet Bog near Port Colborne.
Progress continues on the fire, which is classified as being held and likely caused by lightning.
Regional fire activity facts:
- There are 19 active fires in the Northeast Region burning a total of 50,201.1 hectares.
- To date, 821 fires in the Northeast Region have burned 52,903.9 hectares.
Recent weather has helped keep the fire hazard low to moderate throughout much of the region.
There are currently no Restricted Fire Zones in place by the MNR in the Northeast Region; however, municipalities may have fire bans in place, so please ensure to check with them before doing any outdoor burning.
Ontario Parks may also have their own restrictions in place for each campground.
For information on fire restrictions in parks, please visit http://www.parkreports.com/report.php.
For more information, please call the RFZ hotline at 1-866-357-8422, or visit here.
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 more information, visit here and report forest fires using the toll-free reporting number: 310-FIRE (3473).