NORTHERN, ONTARIO ~~~~~~ August 30, 2021 (LSNews) There were no new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region or Northeast region by the late afternoon of August 30.
- No new wildland fires were confirmed in the Northeast region by late afternoon.
- There are currently nine active fires in the region. Five of these are being observed, three are under control, and one is not yet under control.
- The fire hazard is low to moderate across the entire Northeast Region this afternoon.
- To see the fire hazard near you, check the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire
- There were no new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of August 30.
- At the time of this update there were 79 active fires in the northwest region. 5 fires were not under control, 2 fires were being held, 14 fires were under control and 58 fires were being monitored.
- The fire hazard is low across the Northwest Region.
- To see the wildland fire hazard near you, visit our interactive 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 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 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.
Restricted Fire Zone in effect
Due to the high to extreme forest fire hazard, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is maintaining a Restricted Fire Zone in Fort Frances District and southern portions of Kenora and Dryden Districts. The Restricted Fire Zone is in effect until further notice. Outdoor fires are banned. Portable gas stoves may still be used BUT must be handled with extreme care.
You can learn more about Restricted Fire Zones here.
For a more detailed boundary of the Restricted Fire Zone, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire or the map here
Kenora, Rainy River, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Terrace Bay Marathon, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Ontario
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