Check the map below to find out where fires are occurring in 2014.
|Year to date||Fires||Hectares|
|10 year average||688||96,869|
This information has been provided by the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) program of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, which coordinates forest fire detection, monitoring, suppression and public information and education services for Ontario.
Where are the fires?
Out of Province Deployment
There are 564 personnel from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry on assignment in Alberta (107), British Columbia (281) and the Northwest Territories (179) to assist in ongoing forest fire management efforts.
Personnel who have reached the end of their assigned time are returning from British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Three Incident Management Teams from Ontario remain on assignment in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
Ontario is also providing equipment including 400 power pumps, two thousand lengths of hose and two values protection units to British Columbia.
Please note- The next report will be provided on Tuesday August 5, 2014.
There was one new fire reported in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of August 1. Sioux Lookout District Fire Number 10 is under control at 0.1 ha and is located in Big Trout Lake First Nation. Two more fires remain active in the region. Kenora District Fire Number 10 is under control at 0.2 ha. Red Lake District Fire Number 17, located in Woodland Caribou Park is being monitored and is 145 ha in size. The degree of concern for fire behaviour is low to moderate for the south and moderate to high for the north. For Friday August 1, most of the region will be mainly sunny and dry, except a few patches of clouds with isolated showers lingering in the extreme eastern sectors. The forecast for Saturday Aug 2 is cloudy conditions with showers and a risk of thunderstorms for most of the region. Up to 10-15mm of precipitation is forecast with local amounts of 20-25mm possible in thunderstorms.
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Tips on how to be FireSmart
- Shore lunch and campfires are responsible for wildfires every spring. Residents are reminded that they must tend their fires at all times, making sure to put them dead out before leaving. If it is windy, the risk of a wildfire is high – don’t burn!
- Residents planning on burning grass, brush or other wood debris should consider composting or taking material to landfill sites instead. Each spring, grass fires get out of control and cause needless damage to barns, homes and cottages.
- Planning to use fireworks this weekend? Under the Forest Fires Prevention Act (FFPA), any person who sets off fireworks is responsible to ensure any hot residue from the discharge of fireworks is extinguished. There may also be municipal by-laws in place regarding the use of fireworks.
- Residents are reminded of their responsibilities under the FFPA. All forest fires are investigated to determine the cause, and a person can be held responsible for the costs of extinguishing or property damage incurred by a forest fire.
- Residents within organized municipalities should check with local fire departments or municipal offices for any burning restrictions in their area.
For more FireSmart tips visit Ontario.ca/fireprevention.