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Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
Northwest Fire Region
June 27, 2022
Time of Report – 15:25 CST

Northwest Region   

Please note: The next update will be provided on Thursday, June 30.

  • No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of June 27.
  • At the time of this update there are two active fires in the Northwest region, both of which are under control.
  • Kenora 4 was discovered on June 23 south of Robinson Lake, approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Kenora. An air attack package comprised of two waterbombers and a bird dog aircraft were dispatched in the initial attack phase of the fire. At 5.0 hectares in size the fire is under control.
  • Thunder Bay 5 was discovered June 21 near Hay Lake, approximately 127 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. The 0.2 hectare fire is under control.
  • The wildland fire hazard is predominantly low across the Northwest Region with areas of moderate hazard in the Kenora, Red Lake, Fort Frances and Thunder Bay sectors.
  • Check current wildland fire hazard conditions in your local area using our interactive map.

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. Consult the full set of Outdoor Burning Regulations. If you intend to burn within the boundaries of a municipality, check with your local fire department for restrictions or permitting requirements.

Help fight forest fires: Stay clear of waterbombers!

When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can perform their scoop safely. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard. Be safe, stay clear of waterbombers.


Report a Wildland Fire

To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.

For tips on preventing wildland fires and information on the current fire situation, follow us on Twitter in English and French @ONforestfires and @ONfeudeforet.

Contact Information:  

Chris Marchand
Information Officer
807-323-1851

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