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Seven new fires. Three not in control

Saturday, July 05, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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Northeast Region Forest Fire Report

New Fires

Four fires were confirmed on July 4.

Chapleau 5 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located on the northeast side of Cavell Lake. 

Pembroke 2 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located 5 km northeast of Round Lake.

Timmins 6 is not under control at 7.0 hectares and is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Timmins.

Wawa 7 is under control at 0.4 hectares and is located near Kabinakagami Lake.

By the time of this report, three fires have been confirmed today.

Chapleau 6 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located west of Kabetako Lake.

Chapleau 7 is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located on the southwest side of Biscotasi Provincial Park.

Sudbury 24 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located in Killarney Provincial Park. No issues are anticipated.

Fire Hazard

The forest fire hazard ranges from low to high across the region.

The areas of greatest concern are Sudbury District and the central Ontario, and the area of least concern is the far north.

Regional Synopsis

There are currently ten active fires in the Northeast Region.

Seventy-eight fires have been confirmed to date, burning a total combined area of 3,037 hectares of land.

Be FireSmart!

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.

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