13 new forest fires in Ontario over the past four days

May 5, 2015

By: Bay Today

Since Thursday, 13 new fires have been confirmed in the region  says the MNR.

Of these, four fires are still burning under control.

Three are in the Sault Ste. Marie region, and one is in the Sudbury region.

The Northeast Fire Region has confirmed and suppressed 22 fires totaling 71 hectares.

The forest fire hazard is high around Algonquin Park, but the remainder of the region is experiencing a low hazard.

The MNR is reminding people that under the Ontario Forest Fires Prevention Act you are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines for burning brush and grass. Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.

For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit Ontario.ca/fireprevention.

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/law-and-safety/forest-fires

Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473). In regions south of the French and Mattawa rivers, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department.

By: Bay Today

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