Rain eases fire threat

the MNRF

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon and no new fires on Saturday.
Recent rain has helped ease the fire situation in many parts of the region, and several blaze have been called “out” in the past few days.
However, there still are 61 active fires in the region at this time.
Fifty-one of those are reported as “being observed,” nine are “under control,” and one is “being held.”
The forest fire hazard is “low” in most parts of the region, but “moderate-high” in the south areas of Thunder Bay District and in portions of the far north.
In related news, rotation continues for personnel who have reached the end of their deployment time in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, with about 90 staff returning to Ontario yesterday.
As well, a Type 2 Incident Management Team is scheduled to return Wednesday.
But deployments out of Ontario are likely to continue with ongoing calls for resources from the west.
The province also is providing equipment, including fire hose, sprinkler kits, pumps, and chainsaws, to Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan, as well as Parks Canada.
For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/forestfire
Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).