Sunday forest fire reportSunday, July 06, 2014 by: SooToday.com Staff
It was a busy weekend in Chapleau and Sudbury Districts with seven fires confirmed.
Five fires were confirmed on July 5.
Chapleau 6 is being held at 0.8 hectares (ha) and is located west of Kabetako Lake.
Chapleau 7 is out at 0.1 ha.
Sudbury 24 is under control at 0.4 ha and is located in Killarney Provincial Park.
Sudbury 25 is being held at 0.5 ha and is located 10 km northeast of Halfway Lake. Sudbury 26 is being held at 1.1 ha and is located east of Commodore Lake.
By the time of this report, two fires were reported today.
Sudbury 27 is under control at 0.1 ha and is located north of Old Wanup Road.
Sudbury 28 is under control at 0.1 ha and is located southwest of Chelmsford. No issues are anticipated.
The forest fire hazard has decreased with cooler temperatures and precipitation in the forecast. The only hazard in the Northeast Region lies in the far north and south, maintaining a low to moderate hazard.
There are currently ten active fires in the Northeast Region.
Eighty-one fires have been confirmed to date, burning a total combined area of 3,039 hectares of land.
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.