Three new forest fires in Northeast Ontario region

July 23, 2015

By: Northern Life

There were three new fires the evening of July 21 in the Northeast Region including two in the Sudbury District and one in the Bancroft District.

Sudbury 35 was a 0.1 hectare fire, located about 39 kilometers west southwest of Sudbury.

It was responded to by the Sudbury Municipal Fire Department and a FireRanger crew investigated. It is now out.

Sudbury Fire 36, located about 51 kilometers northwest of Sudbury is 0.1 hectares in size and listed as not under control.

Bancroft Fire 09, located on a portage route off of Midway Lake is listed as not under control at 0.1 hectares in size.

Both Kirkland Lake Fire Number 006 and Sudbury Fire 034 have been declared out.

The forest fire hazard is forecast to be high to extreme in south and central areas of the region on July 22. The extreme hazard is along the north shore of Lake Huron  to Sudbury and up to the height of land  in the Gogama area.

There is an area of moderate along the Quebec border from Timmins to North Bay, and the northeast sector of the region along the border is in a low fire hazard.

Out Of Province

Ontario continues to support firefighting efforts in western Canada with 265 fire management personnel in Alberta (76), British Columbia (97), Manitoba – Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (3), Saskatchewan (68) and Parks Canada (21).

Ontario is also providing equipment including fire hose, sprinkler kits, pumps and chainsaws to Alberta, British Columbia, Parks Canada and Saskatchewan.

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program is reminding people that they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines set out in the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario including no day burning of brush or grass fires.

By: Northern Life

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