No new wildfires were confirmed Tuesday in the Northeast Region, says a news release from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Of the 33 fires right now only one is out of control with two under control and 30 being observed. Following is Tuesday's complete news release:
- No new fires were confirmed in the Northeast Region by the late afternoon of Sept. 12.
- At the time of this update there are 33 active fires in the Northeast Region. Among those fires, one is not under control, two are under control and 30 are being observed.
- The wildland fire hazard is mainly moderate to low across the Northeast.
- For a closer look at fire hazard conditions in your area, view our interactive map.
For individuals interested in observing smoke forecasts, visit FireSmoke.ca to access current and forecast conditions. Any individual concerned about health impacts of smoke can contact Telehealth Ontario at 811.
Help fight forest fires: Stay clear of waterbombers
When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can perform their scoop safely. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard. Be safe, stay clear of waterbombers.
No Drone Zone: Be safe, stay clear of forest fires
Flying drones around forest fires is both dangerous and illegal. When you fly a drone near a forest fire, you can put the lives of pilots, firefighters and other emergency personnel at risk. Be safe, stay clear of forest fires.
Report a Wildland Fire
To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.
For tips on preventing wildland fires and information on the current fire situation, follow us on Twitter in English and French @ONforestfires and @ONfeudeforet.