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Fire near Batchawana Bay Provincial Park under control

Fire hazard is mainly low to moderate across the region
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There was one new fire discovered in the Northeast Region by mid afternoon on Aug. 2.

Sudbury 59 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare. The fire is located south of Lovering Lake.

There are ten fires active across the region, seven of which are being observed in the far north.

  • Sault Ste. Marie 10 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare. The fire is located east of Batchawana Bay Provincial Park.
  • Bancroft 15 is under control at 0.3 of a hectare and is located southwest of Bon Echo Provincial Park.

The fire hazard is mainly low to moderate across the region, with some areas near Greater Sudbury, Wawa and Iroquois Falls showing a high hazard today.

To see the fire hazard near you, check out 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 ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits

Residents of municipalities should also check for any local bylaws that may be in effect prior to burning.