Forest Fires

 

Year to date Fires Hectares
2016  Fires to date 57 Hectares to date 81
10 year average Fires to date 86 Hectares to date 242
2015 Fires to date 89 Hectares to date 426

 

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?

To report a forest fire call 310-FIRE (3473)

View our interactive map to find out where there are active fires, what the current fire danger is across the province and whether there are any restricted fire zones in place due to high fire danger.

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On average, more than 1,000 wildfires burn each year across the province, with about half of them caused by people.

From April through October, people using outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure their fires are properly managed.

Anyone who starts a fire outdoors must take all necessary steps to tend the fire, keep it under control, and make sure the fire is out before leaving the site. A person failing to burn safely could be fined and held responsible for the cost of putting out the fire. People living in municipalities should check with local fire officials for bylaws on outdoor fires.

Northeast Region 

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by the evening of May 04. One fire remains active in the region, Sudbury Fire 006 is under control at thirty hectares in size.

Northwest Region

There were two additional fires confirmed later in the day on May 3rd. Both fires were located in the Kenora District and have been called out.

There were three new fires confirmed by the early afternoon of May 4th.  These fires are all located in the Kenora District and are 0.1 hectares in size. The fire hazard is high in the western sectors of the region and low in the eastern sectors of the region.

Think wildfires are just a problem in the summer? Think again. Spring is grass fire season and grass fires can be a deadly and destructive menace. Seek alternatives to spring burning by considering composting or using your local landfill. Don’t be the reason behind a spring wildfire this year. 

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Contacts

Northeast Region 
Jonathan Scott
Fire Information Officer
807-937-7375
 

Northwest Region
Jonathan Scott
Fire Information Officer
807-937-7375

 

Updated: May 5, 2016