MNR News Release
No new fires were reported on July 20 and none by the time of this report on July 21.
Fire crews are assisting with storm damage clean up in Callander and forest fire fighting support to Quebec, Northwest Territories and Manitoba is ongoing.
A number of the existing fires are in Cochrane district and are being observed. There are no issues anticipated with any of the active fires.
The fire hazard is low to moderate throughout the region. Recent precipitation has reduced the likelihood and intensity of forest fires for the next couple days.
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 the costs of suppressing the fire.
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.