The status of the Nipigon 45 fire has been changed to Being held. According to the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
Northwest Fire Region, “Being held indicates that given the current resources assigned to a fire, enough suppression has occurred that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing boundaries under present or forecasted conditions.”
The fire currently sits at 6,678 hectares – the largest fire in the region. However, low fire behaviour is keeping smoke to a minimum. High smoke levels previously had prompted a voluntary evacuation of vulnerable citizens from nearby First nations communities.
There are currently 27 crews are assigned to the fire, supported by 7 helicopters.