Latest forest fire update for the Northeast RegionThursday, August 15, 2013 by: Kate AdamsMNR News Release
One new fire was reported on August 14. It has since been confirmed as 'out'.
No new fires to report for August 15.
Existing fires are geographically located in the Cochrane district and are being observed. No issues are anticipated with any of the active fires.
Although there is a low fire hazard throughout the region, Manitoulin Island and Haliburton are exhibiting high and moderate fire hazards, respectively. Caution
Did you know? About 200,000 hectares of forest are burned each year and forest fires can cost millions of dollars to put out. Often, unattended campfires are the cause.
If you're going camping and plan to have a campfire, please ensure you build a safe campfire. Keep your campfire small, have water nearby and never leave it unattended. Once you are finished, make sure your campfire is completely extinguished.
Under the Forest Fires Prevention Act (FFPA), if you start a wildfire, you could be held liable for suppression costs.
For tips on how to Be FireSmart and ensure your campfire is safe, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention.
For more information about the current fire situation, visit www.ontario.ca/forestfire.
Report forest fires north of the French and Mattawa rivers by calling 310-FIRE (3473). In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department.