Fire hazard on rise

the MNRF

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
By day’s end on Saturday, another fire was reported.
Dryden Fire #18, located near the community of Amesdale, is now “out” at 0.7 hectares is size.
Throughout the region, the fire hazard ranges from “moderate” to “extreme.”
The areas of greatest concern are in the far north, as well as the southeast portion of Red Lake District.
Meanwhile, Ontario continues to support Alberta firefighting efforts.
There currently are 138 personnel in Alberta, along with pumps and hose equipment.
People are reminded 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.
Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.
For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit
For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, visit
Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).