MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
************************* Forest fire situation update
Northeast Region - June 20, 2011
Three new fires were reported in the Northeast Region on Sunday, June 19, all of which were human-caused.
Chapleau 5 was reported north of Elsas and is out at 0.1 hectares.
Parry Sound 4 was reported approximately 25 kilometres (km) north of Parry Sound and is out at 0.4 hectares.
Algonquin Park 1 was reported west of Whitney and is out at 0.1 hectares.
An additional two fires were confirmed this morning that were ignited last night.
Sudbury 26 was reported north of Espanola and is being held at 0.1 hectares.
Timmins 14 was reported west of Gogama and is being held at 0.1 hectares.
There are no issues anticipated with these fires.
There were no new fires reported by the evening of June 20.
Sunny skies cover the eastern side of the Northeast Region today, with temperatures in the mid-twenties.
Regions along the Lake Superior shoreline will see increasing cloud with showers and a chance of thunderstorms.
Winds are light but will begin to increase.
The region will see a drying period as the week progresses.
The hazard in the Northeast Region is high to extreme and will continue to remain that way into this week.
Of the 241 Ontario fire personnel remaining in Alberta, 140 Fire Rangers are planned to return Ontario from Slave Lake June 20 and 21.
Alberta received considerable weather relief over the past several days accelerating the release of out of province resources.
Planning on enjoying a campfire this weekend?
Keep your fire small, build it on bare rock or dirt, never leave it unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished before leaving the site.
Drown! Stir! Drown!
If you live within a municipality, contact your local municipal office or fire department before burning.
For more information, visit here and report forest fires using the toll-free reporting number: 310-FIRE (3473).