Report a fire

To report forest fires in the Northwest and Northeast fire regions north of the Mattawa and French rivers and represented by a solid colour in the map, call a 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire call 310-FIRE (3473)

To report forest fires South of the French and Mattawa Rivers and represented by diagonal lines in the map, call 911. South of the French and Mattawa rivers please call 911.

The Northwest Region is north and west of Sault Saint Marie, the east region is east of Sault Saint Marie, areas south of Owen Sound and Ottawa are outside the fire region.

Interactive fire map

Real time updates.

Our interactive map visually shows active fires, current fire danger across the province and restricted fire zones in effect.

The map now shows perimeters for some fires over 40 hectares in size. Please note that not all fires are mapped and perimeters are not updated every day (may differ from the size reported in the table).

We recommend using Google chrome as your web browser to access the map.

Ontario's fire season started April 1

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public that during Ontario’s legislated fire season (from April 1 to October 31), Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations are in effect. 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, use caution and 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. Read the full set of Outdoor Burning Regulations.

Residents within municipal boundaries must also check with their local fire department for burning restrictions, or permitting requirements prior to burning.

Forest fire updates

Northeast Region

There were no new wildland fires confirmed by late afternoon today, Saturday, June 22. There are currently 2 active wildland fires in the Northeast Fire Region.

  • Cochrane 8 (COC008) is a 35 hectare fire that is being observed. This fire is located about 57.5 kilometres northwest of Moosonee.
  • Cochrane 9 (COC009) is a 6022 hectare fire that is being observed. This fire is located east of Parson Lake and 8 kilometres west of the Quebec border.

The fire hazard is primarily moderate to high across most of the Northeast Region. The most southern part of the region, as well as south of Lake Abitibi and north of Sault Ste. Marie, near Lake Superior, there is a low fire hazard. There is an area north of Kapuskasing that has an extreme fire hazard.

Check the current wildland fire danger rating in your area on our interactive map.

Northwest Region

There were no new wildland fires confirmed and no active fires in the Northwest Region by the early evening of June 22.

As of this update, the wildland fire hazard ranges from moderate to high across the Northwest Region.

Check the current wildland fire danger rating in your area on our interactive map.

Restricted fire zones

There are currently no restrictions in effect.

Contact information

Northeast Region

Evan Lizotte
Fire Information Officer
249-885-1081

Alison Lake
Fire Information Officer
705-564-6165

Northwest Region

Alison Bezubiak
Fire Information Officer
807-937-7330

Social media

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) accounts for safety tips and other forest fire related information.

For highway conditions, including road closures:511
511on.ca

For air quality in your area, please visit:
Public Weather Alerts for Canada

For smoke drift conditions across North America, visit:
Smoke drift across North America

For information about forest fire smoke and your health, consult:
Smoke and your health

Fires: year to date

The figures below represent the year-to-date total number of forest fires inside Ontario’s fire region for the 2024 fire season, as they compare to the 2023 season and to the 10-year average.

  • 112
    fires in 2024
  • 303
    fires in 2023
  • 206
    10-year average

Fire bans in provincial parks

For all park fire bans see:
Ontario parks alerts

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You are responsible for fires you light

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.

About Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Services (AFFES)

Visit our forest, wildland and outdoor fires page for more information on AFFES and wildland fire management, including: