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 Outdoor Burning Regulations are in effect until October 31.

Northeast Region

There were no new wildland fires confirmed in the Northeast Region by late afternoon on September 27.

There are no active wildland fires in the Northeast Region.

The fire hazard is low to moderate across the Northeast Region today.

Northwest Region

One new fire was discovered in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of September 26.

  • Kenora 12 was discovered near the north shore of Snowshoe Lake, approximately 98 kilometres northwest of Kenora. The 0.1 hectare fire is not under control.

There are three active fires in the Northwest Region. One fire is not under control and two fires are being observed.

The wildland fire hazard is low across the Northwest Region.

Check current wildland fire hazard conditions in your local area using our interactive map.

Restricted fire zones


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

Northwest Region
Chris Marchand
Fire Information Officer

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

For highway conditions, including road closures:

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.

  • 257
    fires in 2022
  • 1192
    fires in 2021
  • 813
    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: