Two fires now ‘out’

the MNRF

Two fires have been declared “out” in the Northwest Region.
Kenora Fire #28, located about 45 km west of Kenora, was extinguished at 187.3 hectares in size.
It was a human-caused fire that started May 23 and disrupted travel on Shoal Lake Road for several hours on the first day.
It took sustained attack to finally be declared “out.”
Meanwhile, Nipigon Fire #14, which started June 6, was declared “out” at 2.5 ha in size yesterday.
This fire was located near the northern community of Kasabonika, and was responded to by the community fire officer and a FireRanger crew.
No new forest fires were reported yesterday in the Northwest Region.
Eight active fires remain in the region.
Five lightning-caused blazes in Nipigon District are “being monitored” since they are
burning in remote locations between Kasabonika and Webequie, more than 500 km north of Thunder Bay.
Fire assessments have been done on all fires to ensure there are no threats to communities or values.
Red Lake District has three fires in the far north.
All are classed as “under control” and are showing no fire activity.
FireRangers have completed their work on the fires and returned to base.
Infrared scanning was planned to be done on the fires today.
The forecast is calling for mostly clear and sunny weather into the weekend.
This will result in a “moderate to high” forest fire hazard in the western sectors of the region, with a “low” hazard in the east that will rise in the following days.
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).