New Fires announced in Northwest region

Staff

Four new fires were announced in yesterday’s fire update from the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services

  • Red Lake 223 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Whitemud Lake.
  • Fort Frances 127 is not under control at 1 hectare and is located near Wink Lake, approximately 45 kilometres southwest of Atikokan.
  • Sioux Lookout 132 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located near Sandybank Lake, approximately 7 kilometres west of Wapekeka First Nation.
  • Fort Frances 128 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located near Little Grassy Lake, approximately 45 kilometres east of Fort Frances.
  • At the time of the update there were 114 active fires in the northwest region. Of those, 12 fires were not under control, 5 fires were being held, 9 fires were under control and 88 fires were being monitored.
  • To see the wildland fire hazard near you, visit our interactive map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.  

Fires of Note 

Kenora 51

  • Kenora 51 is 200,667 hectares in size and remains not under control.
  • Recent rainfall is expected to reduce fire behaviour for a short-term period. Separation Lake Weather Station recorded 23 mm of rain overnight August 10, with an additional 2.8 mm overnight August 11 – though rainfall was not consistent across the fire area.
  • New fire starts as a result of recent lightning activity are expected to emerge as conditions dry out.
  • Kenora 51 remains 20 km north of Wabaseemoong on the northern side of Umfreville Lake.
  • Firefighters are assessing opportunities to action the fire’s edge while weather conditions permit. Additional crews are being moved into strategic areas as they become available.
  • Bulldozers are constructing fire guard on the eastern edge of the fire.
  • Crews are continuing to run sprinklers to protect properties

·         An Incident Management Team is established on the fire.

Red Lake 65    

  • The fire has been remapped to 20,254 hectares and located 6 kilometres west of Poplar Hill First Nation.   
  • Crews continue laying and working hose lines on strategic areas of the fires. Heli-buckets continue to assist where needed. 
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering with some visible smoke

Red Lake 51    

  • The fire has been remapped to 53,522 hectares and located approximately 24 kilometres west of Deer Lake First Nation.   
  • Crews are working hose lines along the east side of the fire.   
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering with some visible smoke.
  • An Incident Management Team has been assigned to oversee this fire.   

Red Lake 77

Four new fires were announced in yesterday’s fire update from the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services

  • Red Lake 223 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Whitemud Lake.
  • Fort Frances 127 is not under control at 1 hectare and is located near Wink Lake, approximately 45 kilometres southwest of Atikokan.
  • Sioux Lookout 132 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located near Sandybank Lake, approximately 7 kilometres west of Wapekeka First Nation.
  • Fort Frances 128 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located near Little Grassy Lake, approximately 45 kilometres east of Fort Frances.
  • At the time of the update there were 114 active fires in the northwest region. Of those, 12 fires were not under control, 5 fires were being held, 9 fires were under control and 88 fires were being monitored.
  • To see the wildland fire hazard near you, visit our interactive map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.  

Fires of Note 

Kenora 51

  • Kenora 51 is 200,667 hectares in size and remains not under control.
  • Recent rainfall is expected to reduce fire behaviour for a short-term period. Separation Lake Weather Station recorded 23 mm of rain overnight August 10, with an additional 2.8 mm overnight August 11 – though rainfall was not consistent across the fire area.
  • New fire starts as a result of recent lightning activity are expected to emerge as conditions dry out.
  • Kenora 51 remains 20 km north of Wabaseemoong on the northern side of Umfreville Lake.
  • Firefighters are assessing opportunities to action the fire’s edge while weather conditions permit. Additional crews are being moved into strategic areas as they become available.
  • Bulldozers are constructing fire guard on the eastern edge of the fire.
  • Crews are continuing to run sprinklers to protect properties

·         An Incident Management Team is established on the fire.

Red Lake 65    

  • The fire has been remapped to 20,254 hectares and located 6 kilometres west of Poplar Hill First Nation.   
  • Crews continue laying and working hose lines on strategic areas of the fires. Heli-buckets continue to assist where needed. 
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering with some visible smoke

Red Lake 51    

  • The fire has been remapped to 53,522 hectares and located approximately 24 kilometres west of Deer Lake First Nation.   
  • Crews are working hose lines along the east side of the fire.   
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering with some visible smoke.
  • An Incident Management Team has been assigned to oversee this fire.   

Red Lake 77

  • The fire is not under control and is 32,799 ha, approximately 33 km west of Red Lake.  
  • Smouldering with some open flame on the east flank – recent showers amounted to between 12-20 millimeters but was scattered across the area.
  • Crews continue to establish hose lines working on the north east edge of the fire while Heli-buckets assisted with hot spots.
  • Fireguard continues to be built east of the fire.