Fire Updates

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Please see fire updates below:

Northwest Region

Update: October 19, 2020

There were no new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of October 19.

At the time of this update there is one active fire in the region. It is under control.

The forest fire hazard is mainly low with a few areas of moderate hazard scattered across the region. Precipitation over the next few days is forecast to reduce the forest fire hazard.

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 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

Chris Marchand

MNR Fire Information Officer, Northwest Region
807-220-1697

More Information

For up to the minute information of road closures, see 511.on.ca.

For updates on the fire situation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires

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