The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) three new forest fires in the Northeast Region today.
One of these fires, Cochrane 4, is listed as not under control at 40 hectares in size.
According to the Ministry fire map, the fire hazard for Timmins and area is moderate.
Full text of a news release issued today by the MNRF follows:
There were 3 new forest fires confirmed by late afternoon on July 7.
• Parry Sound 14 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare, it is located near the northern shore of Black Oak Lake, approximately 2 kilometres north of Round Lake Provincial Park.
• Pembroke 9 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located south of Wabun Lake Road, just north of the Madawaska River.
• Cochrane 4 is not yet under control at 40 hectares. In the far north, it is located approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Fort Severn.
In total, there are 23 active fires across the region. Five fires are being held, 16 are under control and one is being observed. At the time of this update, there is one fire not under control.
The fire hazard ranges from low to extreme across the region. With scattered only precipitation over the last several days, many areas across the region continue to show a high hazard. For the most part, areas south of North Bay have maintained a high to extreme hazard.
To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map.
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 two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two 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.
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