Ten new forest fires reported in the Northeast today

August 5, 2016

By: Sudbury

There were ten new forest fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon, Aug. 4.

  • Algonquin Park 16 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare
  • Bancroft 21 is not under control at 0.3 of a hectare
  • Chapleau 12 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare
  • North Bay 3 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare
  • North Bay 38 is not under control at 0.2 of a hectare
  • North Bay 39 is not under control at 0.5 of a hectare
  • Parry Sound 39 is not under control at 0.3 of a hectare
  • Sudbury 84 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare
  • Sudbury 85 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare
  • Wawa 29 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare

 

There are currently 26 active forest fires in the region:

  • Bancroft 19 is under control at 0.8 of a hectare
  • Cochrane 9 is being observed at 3 hectares
  • Cochrane 10 is being observed at 1 hectare
  • Cochrane 11 is being observed at 15 hectares
  • Hearst 12 is being held at 5 hectares
  • North Bay 35 is being held at 1 hectare
  • Pembroke 5 is under control at 1.5 hectares
  • Sault Ste. Marie 35 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare
  • Sault Ste. Marie 36 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare
  • Sault Ste. Marie 37 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare
  • Sudbury 30 is under control at 0.3 of a hectare
  • Sudbury 78 is under control at 0.9 of a hectare
  • Sudbury 80 is being held at 1 hectare
  • Timmins 13 is under control at 0.4 of a hectare
  • Wawa 28 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare

 

Fire of note:

North Bay 32, located 12.5 km west of Latchford in Kittson Township (more specifically: east of East Lady Evelyn Lake), has been resized at 59 hectares and its status is not under control.  There is no imminent threat to any structures or values at this time. Aerial and ground suppression efforts are ongoing.  6 ground crews are currently committed to North Bay 32, they are working to establish a perimeter around the fire.

Winds are forecasted tonight in the area of North Bay 32, residents of surrounding areas may notice smoke. Any persons in the area with urgent health concerns relating to smoke should contact TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

AFFES would like to remind the public who may be travelling in the area to proceed with caution and to drive slowly, as vehicles and crews are on scene and visibility may be reduced due to smoke.

To see a complete list of new, active and extinguished fires across the province click on our interactive map. You can also get the latest update on the condition of any fire by simply clicking the fire icon.

The forest fire hazard is high to extreme across most of the region with the exception of some areas in the far north.

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map:ontario.ca/forestfire.

To view the Fire Danger Rating for your area, simply click the “view map” icon, then “select map layers”. Check off the “Fire Danger Rating” option.

By: Sudbury

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