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Four new forest fires in the north

The four new fires were confirmed late Thursday afternoon
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As of Thursday evening, four new forest fires were confirmed in the northeast region of Ontario.

In a release, Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services said all four new fires were not under control as of yet.

Following is a full release on the fire situation in the area:

Northeast Region

There were four new fires confirmed by the late afternoon of July 2.

  • Sudbury 28 is 1.5 hectares and not under control at this time. The fire is located near Millerd Lake.
  • Sudbury 27 is 1.1 hectares and not under control at this time. The fire is located within Wikwemikong First Nation.
  • North Bay 16 is 0.4 of a hectare and not under control at this time. This fire is located north of Rabbit Lake.
  • Parry Sound 11 is 0.1 of a hectare and not under control at this time. This fire is located north of O’Donnell Point Provincial Park.

There is one other active fire in the region.

  • Kirkland Lake 1, located approximately two kilometres north of Belle Vallée, is being observed at 15.8 hectares.

The fire hazard ranges from low to extreme across the province. Areas in the central and southern portions of the region range from high to extreme, while areas in the far north range mostly from low to moderate, with the exception of the Peawanuck area which is showing a high hazard today.

To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.

Fires are to be ignited no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.

Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.

Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. To consult the full set of outdoor burning regulations under Ontario’s Forest Fire Prevention Act, visit our website at ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits.

More Information

For updates on the fire situation, visit ontario.ca/forestfire or follow us on Twitter @ONforestfires.