Firefighters are keeping on an eye on four new forest fires discovered burning in the northeast on Aug. 14.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services group reported there are seven total fires burning across the region, though all are relatively small.
On Wednesday, the new fires found burning included:
- Sault Ste. Marie 11, being held at 0.1 of a hectare, just northeast of Havilland;
- Algonquin Park 9, under control at 0.1 of a hectare, western shore of Ragged Lake;
- Algonquin Park 10, not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare, island on the western side of Opeongo Lake; and,
- Parry Sound 6, not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare, near Little Shawanaga Lake.
The three other fires include:
- Timmins 13, under control at 0.4 of a hectare, eastern shore of Coyne Lake, approximately 7 kilometres south of Morin Village;
- Timmins 14, under control at 0.5 of a hectare, east of Spanish River Provincial Park; and,
- Cochrane 10, being observed at 74 hectares, approximately 100 kilometres southeast of Moose Factory.
The ministry said the forest fire hazard ranges from moderate to high in most of the northeast, with parts of the Far North presenting a low hazard.
You can check on active fires and forest fire hazards anytime by visiting the ministry's interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfires.