A forest fire update

Here’s the latest update from the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services for the Northeast Region:

  • There were two new fires discovered in the Northeast Region by mid-afternoon on August 14.
    • Parry Sound 17 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located east of the Massasauga Provincial Park.
    • Timmins 12 is 0.1 of a hectare and not under control at the time of this update. This fire is located northeast of Rush Lake.
  • There are currently eighteen active fires across the region, of these, fourteen are being observed, two are under control, one is being held and one is not under control.
    • Kirkland Lake 10 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located north of Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park.
    • Timmins 10 is under control at 1.5 hectares and is located south of Dana-Jowsey Lakes Provincial Park.
  • The fire hazard is high to extreme across the central and northern portions of the region, while the southern section of the region is showing a moderate to high hazard today.
  • Over the next few days, residents of Northern Ontario may notice a haze and the smell of smoke. This is a result of smoke drift from the Nipigon 45 and Red Lake 49 forest fires.
  • To see the fire hazard near you, check out the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.

A forest fire update was last modified: August 14th, 2020 by Editorial Staff

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