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Six active forest fires in the Northeast Region

Hazard reaches low to moderate in the region, with high risk in isolated areas

At the time of the latest fire situation update by Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services issued July 19, there were six active wildlland fires in the Northeast region. 

The forest fire hazard had reached low to moderate across the region, with high risk in isolated areas. 

Sault Ste. Marie 4 was found north of Algoma Headwaters Provincial Park, 1 km east of Logan Lake, and is under control at 0.6 of a hectare. 

Parry Sound 11 is under control at 0.7 of a hectare, and is located south of Fourteen Mile Island Road. 

North Bay 4 was found on an island in Denedus Lake, and is being observed at 0.1 of a hectare. 

Cochrane 10 was found approximately 100 km southeast of Moose Factory, and is being observed at 74 hectares. 

Timmins 4 is under control at 1 hectare, and is located around half a kilometer west of Upper Kasasway Lake. 

Timmins 2 remains under control at 4,645 hectares.

Boaters are asked to help fight forest fires by moving close to the shore when a water bomber approaches a body of water. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard.

More information about the current forest fire situation can be found here, on Twitter, or by calling 1-888-22-7242.

To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire south of these rivers, dial 911.