Fire crews ready to head out

the MNR

No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening of June 14.
The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the southern and central portions of the region as a result of ongoing rain.
Further north, however, the fire hazard rises to “moderate.” And in the far northeastern sectors of Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts, the hazard is “high.”
The rainfall in the forecast continues to suppress the forest fire season in Ontario while the Northwest Territories and Quebec are dealing with numerous fires.
As such, West Fire Region crews and resources will be dispatched out of province tomorrow (June 16).
In other news, Red Lake District Fire #32, located northeast of Pikangikum, is classed as “under control” at 4,417 hectares in size.
An infrared scan of the fire yesterday morning reported no hot spots.
This fire will continue to be monitored before it is declared “out.”
In the meantime, all infrastructures have been completely removed and things are returning to normal.
To date, the West Fire Region has seen a total of 246 fires, burning 8,138 ha in all.