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), or 1-888-284-3473

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.

Forest fire updates

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.

Northeast Region

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.

Northwest 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.

Restricted fire zones

None.

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.

Contact information

Northeast Region
Isabelle Chenard
Fire Information Officer
705-564-6156

Northwest Region
Chris Marchand
Fire Information Officer
807-323-1851

Check out our Twitter accounts for safety tips and other forest fire related information.
 @ONForestFires
 @ONFeudeforêt

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 2021 fire season, as they compare to the 2020 season and to the 10-year average.

  • 96
    fires in 2022
  • 411
    fires in 2021
  • 269
    10-year average

Fire bans in provincial parks

For all park fire bans see:
 Ontario parks alerts

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: