Three new fires in SooToday.com countrySunday, July 14, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Three new fires were confirmed on July 13.
Algonquin Park 4 is under control at 0.2 hectares.
Fires in Pembroke and Sudbury districts are both out.
Three fires were confirmed by the time of this report on July 14.
Chapleau 8 was extinguished at 0.1 hectares.
Sault Ste. Marie 8 is being held at 0.1 hectares and Sudbury 20 is not under control at 0.2 hectares.
There are no issues anticipated with any of these new fires.
There are 13 active fires in the region.
Most are located in the Cochrane district and there are no issues anticipated with them.
The fire hazard is moderate to high throughout the region.
Higher relative humidity values are expected to keep fire arrivals low.
Did you know?
About 200,000 hectares of forest are burned each year and forest fires can cost millions of dollars to put out.
Often, unattended campfires are the cause.
If you're going camping and plan to have a campfire, please ensure you build a safe campfire.
Keep your campfire small, have water nearby and never leave it unattended.
Once you are finished, make sure your campfire is completely extinguished.
Under the Forest Fires Prevention Act (FFPA), if you start a wildfire, you could be held liable for the costs of suppressing the fire.
For tips on how to Be FireSmart and ensure your campfire is safe, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention.
For more information about the current fire situation, visit www.ontario.ca/forestfire.
Report forest fires north of the French and Mattawa rivers by calling 310-FIRE (3473). In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department.