Two new Wawa-area fires not yet under controlMonday, September 10, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RRSOURCES
Forest Fire Situation Update - Northeast Region
September 10, 2012 (3:30 p.m. EDT)
One new fire was confirmed in the region today by the time this report was issued.
Located northeast of Killarney Provincial Park, Sudbury 196 is receiving suppression action via air attack and FireRanger ground crews.
The fire is 1.3 hectares in size and not under control at this time.
Four new fire starts were confirmed in the region yesterday, all in the Wawa area.
Wawa 59 is located about three kilometres south of Wawa airport at 0.1 hectares in size.
FireRanger crews were dispatched to provide suppression action on this fire, which is classified as being held and not likely to spread under prevailing and forecasted conditions.
Wawa 60 is northwest of Cirrus Lake at 0.1 hectares in size and not under control at this time.
Water was dropped on the fire from helicopter buckets while FireRangers get set up to action the fire from the ground.
Wawa 61 is under control at 0.3 hectares and located west of Nagagamisis Provincial Park.
Wawa 62, which is not under control at this time, was also confirmed at 0.3 hectares located north of Wawa 61.
Both fires are receiving air attack and suppression action by FireRangers.
FireRanger crews remain at each Fire Management Centre throughout the region, and are prepared to respond to fires as they arise.
Regional fire activity facts
There are 13 active fires in the Northeast Region burning a total of 42,359.3 hectares.
To date, 894 fires in the Northeast Region have burned 53,786.1 hectares.
There are currently no Restricted Fire Zones in place.
A reminder that 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 here.
To report a forest fire north of the French River, please call 310-FIRE (3473).
In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department.
For more information about the current fire situation, visit here.