Two fires—Nipigon District fire #20 and Thunder Bay District fire #36—were declared “out” in the West Fire Region by the end of Friday.
This leaves just seven fires still “active” in the region, including three in Kenora District, two in Thunder Bay District, one each in Nipigon District and Sioux Lookout District.
These remaining active fires are located in areas that will benefit from fire renewal and are not threatening values. They will be monitored on a regular basis until they go out.
The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds residents to always use caution with outdoor fires and follow safe burning guidelines.
Remember to choose a safe site, keep your fire small, and never leave it unattended. And if it’s windy, don’t burn!
As well, always ensure the fire is put dead out before leaving the site.
If you live in a municipality, check local bylaws for any burning restrictions that may apply.