More fire crews head out

the MNR

In addition to 178 fire personnel already deployed from the West and East Fire Regions to British Columbia on June 12 and June 16, two CL-415 waterbombers and a birddog aircraft from Ontario went to Alberta on June 16 to provide support to firefighting efforts there.
Meanwhile, an additional 118 fire personnel were scheduled to be deployed to Alberta today, though some changes may occur to that deployment if the fire situation escalates here in Ontario.
Six new fires were confirmed in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening, with more fires expected before day’s end.
There are active fires in the districts of Dryden, Nipigon, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, and Thunder Bay.
Some of these required aggressive attack from ground and air, with intense fire behaviour occurring.
Lightning strikes were reported across the region as a result of recent thunderstorms, and more new lightning-caused fires are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Fire crews and air attack personnel are on alert while aerial detection patrols are being flown over high-risk areas.
The fire hazard is listed as moderate-to-high across the region.