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Northwest Region Restricted Fire Zone Lifted
David Thompson
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Northwest Region Restricted Fire Zone Lifted

September 1st 12:01 a.m

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  August 31, 2021 (LSNews)  Effective September 1 at 12:01 a.m., the Restricted Fire Zone in effect in the Northwest Region will be revoked. Please continue to exercise caution when planning a campfire & follow all outdoor burning rules that remain in effect in Ontario until the end of the fire season (October 31).

Northwest Region   

  • There was one new fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon of August 31.
    • Dryden 131 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Bonny Bay Road, approximately 12 kilometres east of Dryden.
  • At the time of this update there were 79 active fires in the northwest region. 6 fires were not under control, 2 fires were being held, 13 fires were under control and 58 fires were being monitored.
  • The fire hazard is mainly low with a few areas of moderate hazard scattered across the region.
  • To see the wildland fire hazard near you, visit our interactive map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.  

Northeast Region

  • No new wildland fires were confirmed in the Northeast region by late afternoon.
  • There are currently eight active fires in the region. Five of these are being observed, two are under control, and one is not yet under control.
  • The fire hazard is low to moderate across the entire Northeast Region this afternoon, except for an area between Deux-Rivières and Pembroke, including the eastern half of Algonquin Park which is showing a high hazard.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, check the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

Follow Ontario’s 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 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise.

Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.

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