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 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.

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 in the Northeast Region by the late afternoon of May 25.

There are 3 active wildland fires in the Northeast Region as of:

  • North Bay 5 (NOR005) is 106 hectare fire located 3 kilometres southeast of the community of Cobalt near the east shore of Kerr LakeEight FireRanger crews are committed to the fire. It is currently not under control. Aerial suppression is available if required.  Please remain clear of the area to ensure the safety of the public and emergency personnel.
  • Timmins 3 (TIM003) is located at the southeast corner of Lower Opikinimika Lake. This 10.7 hectare fire is being held. There are 4 crews committed to the fire.
  • Sudbury 10 (SUD010) is a 6.5 hectare fire located 6 kilometres east of Nairn Centre on the south shore of the Spanish River. This fire is under control.

The fire hazard is low across the majority of the Northeast Region, with a moderate fire hazard in the areas of Bisset Creek and the northeast corner of Algonquin Provincial Park and from the Kawartha Lakes east to the Ottawa River. 

Northwest Region

There were no new wildland fires confirmed and no active fires in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of May 25.

The wildland fire hazard remains low 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

Alison Lake
Fire Information Officer

Northwest Region

Alison Bezubiak
Fire Information Officer

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

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.

  • 78
    fires in 2024
  • 43
    fires in 2023
  • 105
    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: