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.

Forest fire updates

Ontario's wildland fire season extends from April 1 to October 31. Provincial outdoor burning regulations are in effect. Please use caution with outdoor fires. Residents residing within municipal boundaries must also check with their local fire department for burning restrictions, or permitting requirements.

Fall schedule for forest fire situation updates

As of Monday, September 18 forest fire situation updates will be issued twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.

Northeast Region

Fire update - September 28

There is 1 new fire confirmed in the region today:

  • Bancroft 6 is 3.5 hectares and approximately 2 kilometres southwest of Grimsthorpe Lake and west of Highway 41. It is not under control. Two FireRanger crews are on site today with aerial fire suppression support from two CL415 waterbombers.

There are currently 34 active wildland fires in the Northeast Region. Of these fires, 1 is not under control, 1 is under control and 32 are being observed.

Since the last update on Monday, September 25 there were 4 new fires in the Northeast Region:

  • Sault 14 was 0.1 hectares and is out.
  • Wawa 32 was 0.1 hectares and is out.
  • Bancroft 5 was 0.1 hectares and is out.
  • Sudbury 46 was 0.1 hectares and is out.

The fire hazard is mostly high across the Northeast Region this afternoon with 1 area south of Gooderham in the southern end of the region showing an extreme hazard. Pembroke to North Bay and an area north of the Temiskaming region have moderate fire hazard values.

For a closer look at fire hazard conditions in your area, view our interactive map.

Northwest Region

Fire update - September 28

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of September 28:

  • Nipigon 115 is located approximately 46.0 kilometres west of Eabametoong First Nation, near Curry Bay in Miminiska Lake. The 0.2 hectare fire is not under control.

Since the last update there have been 2 new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region:

  • Red Lake 77 was confirmed on September 25 at the north end of Sandy Lake First Nation, west of the Severn River. The 0.1 hectare fire was called out on September 26.
  • Sioux Lookout 100 was confirmed on September 27 approximately 16.6 kilometres north of Savant Lake on the north side of Hough Lake. The 0.5 hectare fire is currently being held.

At the time of this update there are 20 active fires in the Northwest Region. Among these fires, 1 is not under control, 1 is being held, 5 are under control and 13 are being observed.

The wildland fire hazard was mainly moderate to high across the Northwest Region at the time of this update, with a low hazard spanning the region's southern end.

For a closer look at fire hazard conditions in your area, view our interactive map.

Restricted fire zones

There are currently no restrictions in effect.

Stay alert and be informed of the fire hazard near you on the public forest fire information map at You can also follow us on Twitter:  @ONforestfires for up-to-date information on the fire situation.

Contact information

Northeast Region

Kyle Hayward
Fire Information Officer

Isabelle Chenard
Fire Information Officer

Alison Lake
Fire Information Officer

Amy Peltonen
Fire Information Officer

Evan Lizotte
Fire Information Officer

Northwest Region

Chris Marchand
Fire Information Officer

Alison Bezubiak
Fire Information Officer

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

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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 2023 fire season, as they compare to the 2022 season and to the 10-year average.

  • 725
    fires in 2023
  • 258
    fires in 2022
  • 680
    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: