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

Ontario's wildland fire season extends from April 1 to October 31. Provincial outdoor burning regulations are no longer in effect. Please use caution with outdoor fires. Residents residing within municipal boundaries should check with their local fire department for burning restrictions, or permitting requirements. November 1 marked the beginning of FireRanger recruitment for the 2023 fire season. Interested candidates can submit their application at ontario.ca/fireranger.

Restricted fire zones

None.

Contact information

Northeast Region
Evan Lizotte
Fire Information Officer
705-564-6146

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 2022 fire season, as they compare to the 2021 season and to the 10-year average.

  • 268
    fires in 2022
  • 1198
    fires in 2021
  • 825
    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: