Forest fire risk high in some parts of the northeast

June 15, 2016

By: sudbury.com

There are still three active fires burning in the northeast, while the risk for more fires ranges from low to moderate across most of the region.

The three active fires have been burning for more than a week, but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says its fire fighters have brought all of them under control. Wawa 7 is currently 294 hectares in size, and is the smallest of the three.

Hearst 4 and Hearst 5 are the largest fires, burning at 475 hectares and 2,574 hectares respectively.

The forest fire hazard ranges from low to moderate across most of the region, with the exception of Greater Sudbury and surrounding areas, which is showing a high hazard.

You can view the fire danger situation across the region by visiting the MNRF’s website. Click the “view map” icon, then “select map layers” and check off the “Fire Danger Rating” option.

Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

By: sudbury.com

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