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Latest Northeast Region forest fire update

MNR News Release ************************ New Fires No new fires were confirmed in the Northeast Region by the time of this report on June 3. Active Fires There is one active fire in the region. Hearst 5 is under control at 1.9 hectares.
MNR News Release

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New Fires

No new fires were confirmed in the Northeast Region by the time of this report on June 3.

Active Fires

There is one active fire in the region. Hearst 5 is under control at 1.9 hectares.

Fire Hazard

The fire hazard is low throughout the Northeast Region.

Be FireSmart! Build a safe campfire, not a wildfire

Safe campfires are:
•Built on bare soil or exposed rock.
•Sheltered from the wind.
•Located at least three metres from the forest, overhanging branches or other flammable material.
•Small. A small fire is best for cooking, and is easier to control and put out. The forest is no place for a bonfire.
•Put out as soon as possible. How? Douse with water, then stir the ashes with a stick or shovel to uncover hot coals, and douse again.

Safe campfires have:
•A pail of water and a shovel at hand to control the fire.
•Someone tending them all the time.

If a forest fire results because you have used fire improperly, you could be held responsible for the costs of putting out the fire and for any property damage that occurs.

Residents in organized municipalities are reminded to check with local officials for burning restrictions that may be in place in their areas.

Further information is available on safe outdoor fire management at 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.


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