Information about the current forest fire danger, forest fire activity and fire restrictions across the province.
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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.
Friday April 1 was the first day of the 2022 fire season. Although there may still be snow in some areas of the province, Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations are now in effect until October 31.
There was one new wildland fire confirmed in the Northeast region by late afternoon on June 25.
- Algonquin Park 5 measures 0.6 of a hectare. It is located on a peninsula on the north end of Vireo Lake. It was confirmed early this afternoon and is not yet under control at the time of this update.
In total, there are two active wildland fires in the Northeast region.
There were no new fires and no active fires in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of June 23.
Since the last update:
- Thunder Bay 4 was discovered on June 21 near Upper Sabrina Lake, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. The 0.1 hectare fire has been called out.
- Thunder Bay 5 was discovered June 21 near Hay Lake, approximately 127 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. The 0.1 hectare fire has been called out.
- Thunder Bay 6 was discovered June 21 adjacent to Hwy. 588 near Nolalu, approximately 40 kilometres west/southwest of Thunder Bay. The 0.1 hectare fire has been called out.
At the time of this update the wildland fire hazard was mostly high throughout the Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances and Thunder Bay and southern Nipigon sectors. Hazard conditions in Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and northern Nipigon sectors were primarily moderate to low.
Check the wildland fire hazard in your local area using our interactive map.
Please note the next update for the Northwest Region will be on Monday, June 27.
Follow 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. Read the full set of Outdoor Burning Regulations.
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Smoke drift across North America
For information about forest fire smoke and your health, consult:
Smoke and your health
The figures below represent the year-to-date total number of forest fires inside Ontario’s fire region for the 2021 fire season, as they compare to the 2020 season and to the 10-year average.
For all park fire bans see:
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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: