Our firefighters come homeMonday, September 09, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Forest fire situation update: Northeast Region - September 9, 2013
There was one new fire confirmed over the weekend.
Algonquin Park 16 is out at 0.1 hectares and was located by Galeairy Lake on the east side of the park in Mud Bay.
No new fires were reported by the time of this report on September 9.
Existing fires are remotely situated in the Cochrane district and are being observed.
No issues are anticipated with any of these active fires.
The forest fire hazard will remain low to moderate throughout the region while Sudbury and Manitoulin Island are exhibiting a high and extreme fire hazard, respectively.
Fire arrivals are expected to be low with minimal fire behaviour.
Montana discharge - resources returned
All Ontario resources, including 109 personnel, were discharged from service in Montana.
They returned safely on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 3 p.m. after 14 days of steady service.
Their hard work was much appreciated as they made a significant contribution in support of the suppression efforts on this fire.
Through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, (CIFFC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, forest fire resources can be imported and exported amongst all provinces and territories in Canada.
Earlier this fire season, Ontario deployed firefighters and overhead personnel to the Northwest Territories, Manitoba and Quebec and also provided forest fire suppression equipment to Quebec.
To follow the forest fire updates in Montana follow this link.
In Ontario, information is available on safe outdoor fire management at this website.
Check out the active fires map at this website.
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.