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Two new forest fires found in the region on Tuesday

Cochrane fire is being observed while Sudbury area fire is under control
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There were two new fires discovered in the Northeast Region by mid-afternoon on July 14.

There were two new fires discovered in the Northeast Region by mid-afternoon on July 14.

  • Cochrane 9 is being observed at 200 hectares. This fire is in the far north west of James Bay.
  • Sudbury 57 is under control. The fire is 0.1 of a hectare and located east of Tillie Lake.

There are 11 active fires in the region; four fires are not under control, all of which are located in the far north, one fire is being held, two fires are under control and four fires are being observed.

The fire hazard Tuesday varies mostly from low to moderate, while some areas near Wawa, Thessalon, Greater Sudbury, Chapleau, Georgian Bay, Bancroft, as well as portions of the far north, are showing a high hazard.

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

Follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations:

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, we encourage you 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 two 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 ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-rules-and-permits

Residents of municipalities should also check for any local bylaws that may be in effect prior to burning

For updates on the fire situation, visit ontario.ca/forestfire or follow @ONforestfires on Twitter.




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