Forest Fires

Check the map below to find out where fires are occurring in 2014.

Year to date Fires Hectares
2014 Fires to date0 Hectares to date0
10 year average Fires to date27 Hectares to date99
2013 Fires to date0 Hectares to date0

This information has been provided by the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) program of the Ministry of Natural Resources, which coordinates forest fire detection, monitoring, suppression and public information and education services for Ontario.

Where are the fires?

Active fires:
New fires:
Out fires:

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Due to current conditions, this website will be updated once a week until such time more frequent updates are warranted.

The forest fire hazard for the province of Ontario remains low due to persistent winter-like conditions.

Southern and northeastern Ontario may see increased temperatures with daytime highs of 10 degrees. Stream flows across this area of the province are moderately high due to continuing snow melt and rainfall with the potential for flooding near waterways and low lying areas. Snow and ice remain in the more northern areas of the region.

Throughout northwestern Ontario, a large amount of snow and ice remain in place, delaying any possibility of spring fires. Day time temperatures above freezing have helped to weaken the snow pack in some areas but large amount of snow remains.

Seasonal staff continue to return to work as needed and aircraft remain in a state of readiness. Mandatory spring training is well underway and equipment is on the shelf ready to go. Wildland Engines will be outfitted with suppression equipment and prepared for alerts where needed.

Report forest fires north of the French and Mattawa rivers by calling 310-FIRE (3473). In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department.


Northeast Regional Contact:
Adrianna Pacitto
Fire Information Officer


Northwest Regional Contact:
Debbie MacLean
Fire Information Officer


Preventing fires

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. 

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Updated: April 14, 2014