Five new forest fires were discovered in Northeastern Ontario Aug. 21, according to Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services.
Algonquin Park 16 is listed at 0.1 of a hectare and located near Cradle Lake.
Kirkland Lake 8 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare. The fire is located in the Whitefish Lakes area.
Kirkland Lake 9 is listed at 0.3 of a hectare and is located east of Makobe-Grayes River Provincial Park.
Bancroft 11 is currently 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located south of Victoria Lake.
Peterborough 3 is listed at 3.5 hectares and is located east of Puzzle Lake Provincial Park.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there were six other active wildland fires in the region.
Algonquin Park 12 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare and is located north of Grand Lake.
Sudbury 37 is being held at 2.5 hectares and is located west of Friday Lake.
North Bay 18 is being held at one hectare and is located north of the Mattawa River northeast of Paresseux Falls.
Algonquin Park 14 is currently being held at 0.2 of a hectare and is located near Burnt Island Lake.
Timmins 19 is being held at 3.3 hectares. The fire is located east of Night Hawk Lake.
Wawa 10 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare and is located near Speckle Trout Lake.
The forest fire hazard ranges from low to extreme across the region, with the areas of most concern situated in the central and eastern portions of the region.
For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfires.