MNRF Says Fire On Hwy. 400 South Of Tower Road Declared Out

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The MNRF sas were two new wildland fires confirmed in the Northeast region by late afternoon.

    • Bancroft 11 was confirmed late this afternoon. It is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare and is located on an island in Lingham Lake.
    • Parry Sound 9 was located west of Highway 400 and south of Tower Road.  It has already been declared out and measured 0.1 of a hectare.
  • There are seven other active fires in the region, two are under control, five are being held and two are not yet under control.
  • Fires of Note:
    • Kirkland Lake 6 is being held at 100 hectares. The fire is located northeast of Browning Lake and west of Holmes Lake. Six FireRanger crews, one overhead staff and 20 forest firefighters from Alberta are assigned to this fire. Favourable weather conditions have reduced fire activity over the past few days.
    • Cochrane 15 is being held at 140 hectares. The fire is located 50km east of Cochrane. There are currently three FireRanger crews, one overhead staff and heavy equipment assigned to this fire. Infrared scanning is being conducted to find hot spots to be actioned by fire crews. Favourable weather conditions have reduced fire activity over the past few days.
  • The fire hazard varies from low to extreme across the region. Areas generally located north and west of Sagamok and Englehart are showing a low to moderate hazard this afternoon, while areas south and east of these communities are showing a mostly high to extreme hazard.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, check the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s outdoor burning regulations.

Fires are to be ignited no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise.

Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.

Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. To consult the full set of outdoor burning regulations under Ontario’s Forest Fire Prevention Act, visit our website at ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits.

Fire numbers and online information

  • To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE
  • To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.
  • Follow on Twitter: @ONForestFires / @ONFeudeforêt

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