Ontario resources are scheduled to return from British Columbia this week. Fire containment and rain is bringing an end to the requirement for additional resources in BC.
Eighty-one FireRangers and one Agency Representative were scheduled to return to Ontario yesterday evening. The remaining resources are scheduled to return by tomorrow.
Two new fires were reported in the West Fire Region yesterday evening. Both were lightning-caused.
Dryden District fire #33, located about 30 kilometres west of Ignace was burning in cutover and required a 183 metre pumping distance. It is now “out” at 0.2 hectares in size.
Kenora District fire #40 was a single tree struck by lightning. It is located in the Lake of the Woods Conservation Reserve and is being assessed for the option of a monitored fire. It is 0.1 hectares in size.
Kenora District fire #39, which was a 0.4 hectare fire burning on the top of a ridge on the Aulneau Peninsula reported back on Aug. 30, is now “out.”
Red Lake District reports that crews continue mop-up of Red Lake fire #44 and are retrieving hose lines and forest fire suppression equipment into the Bak Lake fire attack base.
Sioux Lookout District continues to monitor four fires in its far north.
Rain is in the forecast for the next few days.