Following a resource request made by Ontario to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center (CIFFC) in Winnipeg, Ontario will be receiving five 20-person fire crews from B.C. and aircraft from Saskatchewan to support fighting fires across the province.
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No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Kenora Fire #8, located in the Ingolf area about 55 km west of Kenora, was not expected to spread due to current weather conditions.
It was at 5,800 hectares in size as of Wednesday morning and remains listed as “not under control.”
Two fires burning along the Ontario-Manitoba boundary remain listed as “not under control” at last report late yesterday afternoon.
Kenora Fire #18, in the Ingolf area about 55 km west of Kenora, last was estimated at 5,800 hectares in size.
Cooler, damp weather over the next few days will assist ground crews to continue to make progress with suppression efforts.
Five new fires were confirmed in the region by yesterday evening, including one in Fort Frances District, two in Kenora District, and two in Red Lake District.
Immediate initial attack has meant most new fires were declared “under control” or “out” within 24 hours.
One fire of note is Kenora Fire #18, in the Ingolf area about 55 km west of Kenora.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) in Northwestern Ontario to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires.
Effective as of this morning, the RFZ is in place and will remain so until conditions improve.
The fire hazard is “extreme” because of unusually dry spring conditions which have resulted in increasing fire activity.
Three new fires were confirmed yesterday in the districts of Kenora and Thunder Bay.
Between April 30 and May 1, an additional seven new fires were confirmed in the districts of Kenora, Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, and Thunder Bay.
Most already have been declared “out.”
Three new fires were confirmed in the region by late yesterday afternoon.
Thunder Bay Fire #2, located near Hawk Lake, has been declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.
But Kenora Fire #7, burning near Wabaseemoong First Nation, was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 ha at last report.
One new fire was confirmed by yesterday afternoon in the region.
Dryden Fire #2, located near Dinorwic Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.3 hectares at last report.
Meanwhile, two new fires were confirmed late Monday.
There were four fires in the Northwest Region over the weekend, including two in Kenora District and one each in Nipigon and Dryden districts.
All of these fires have been declared “out.”
No new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon.
The fire hazard ranges from “low” to “high” across the region, with Red Lake District showing the highest hazard.
No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region from Oct. 27-29.
Three active fires—located in the districts of Dryden, Kenora, and Thunder Bay—still are “being observed” in the region.
A prescribed burn in the Sioux Lookout/Dryden districts also is being monitored by fire management headquarters staff.
The forest fire hazard is “low” across the region.