There were two new forest fires found in the Northeast region Saturday, according to the latest fire situation update by Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES).
The fire hazard ranges from low to high across the Northeast, aside from some areas in the eastern and central portion of the region which are showing a high hazard.
Bancroft 16 was found southeast of Brinklow Lake and is not under control at 2 hectares.
Sudbury 44 was found east of the Mississagi Provincial Park and has been deemed under control at 0.5 of a hectare.
AFFES asks residents to do their part in preventing forest fires by adopting safe campfire practices. Choose the site of your campfire carefully, keep the fire small, and never leave a flame unattended.
Before leaving the site, extinguish the fire by drowning it with water, stirring the ashes to uncover any hot coals, and drown it again.
Take fire prevention one step further by considering alternatives to burning brush or yard waste, such as chipping, composting, or saving burn piles for after the fire season. Use of outdoor fires must follow the outdoor burning rules set out in the Forest Fire Prevention Act of Ontario, which can be found here.