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No new forest fires confirmed in northeast on Sunday

The only two active fires remaining in region are in the Peterborough and Kirkland Lake areas
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There were no new forest fires confirmed in Northeastern Ontario as of the late afternoon of June 28.

There are two active fires remaining in the region:

  • Peterborough 1 is under control at 18.7 hectares. It is located east of Mellon Lake.
  • Kirkland Lake 1, located approximately 2 kilometres north of Belle Vallée, is being observed at 15.8 hectares.

The fire hazard is mostly low to moderate for the eastern half of the northeast region, with the exception of a small area between McKellar and Magnetawan, and an area surrounding the community of Bancroft which are showing a high hazard. 

On the western half of the province, the fire hazard varies from low to high, with the areas showing the highest hazard being along the northern shore of lakes Huron and Superior, as well as most of the western portion of the Cochrane sector.

To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire

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, you're encouraged 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 2 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 at ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits. 

For updates on the fire situation, visit ontario.ca/forestfire.




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