There have not been any new fires discovered in the region by mid-afternoon June 3. Currently, there are four active fires.
- Wawa 7 is being held at 294 hectares
- Bancroft 3 is being held at 6.9 hectares
- Hearst 4 is being held at 475 hectares
- Hearst 5 is being held at 2574 hectares
The north and western areas of the region are showing a low hazard today. The areas between Ottawa and Peterborough are showing an extreme hazard, while areas between
Greater Sudbury, Pembroke and Barrie are showing a moderate to high hazard.
Provincial Fire Fighting Resources- Out of Province
Ontario provides firefighting resources outside of the province, and when needed brings in resources from other provinces, the territories or the United States.
- 112 fire response personnel are in Ontario supporting the firefighting effort. They are from British Columbia, and Newfoundland.
- Two flight coordinators from Ontario have been deployed to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre in Winnipeg to assist in coordinating national aircraft for interprovincial / international movements of firefighting staff.
- 79 personnel deployed to Alberta have returned to Ontario today.
Build a safe campfire!
Choose the site of your campfire carefully and keep your fire small. Stay nearby: never leave your campfire unattended. Put your fire out by drowning it with water. Be sure that the fire is extinguished. Stir the ashes with a stick to uncover hot coals and then drown it again. You can never be too safe!
For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit: ontario.ca/firesmart.
For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map: ontario.ca/forestfire.
Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).