By late afternoon yesterday, there were 47 active forest fires across the Northeast. Seventeen of these fires are not yet under control, while thirty are either being held, under control or being observed.
Periods of heavy lightning over the Canada Day long weekend have sparked several new fires in the Sudbury and North Bay regions. More isolated thunderstorms occurred in the Northeast Region yesterday afternoon and evening. There were three new starts confirmed:
- North Bay 36 is a 1 hectare fire located on the east side of McGiffin Lake in Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park, it is not currently under control.
- North Bay 37 is located just west of Hwy 11 north, approximately 14 km south of Temagami. It covers 0.1 of a hectare and is not yet under control.
- Timmins 9 covers 5 hectares and is located approximately 25 km southeast of Hwy 560. It is not under control at this time and aerial fire suppression is underway.
The forest fire hazard has been predominantly high to extreme in the Northeast region.
It is expected that the fire hazard will be high to extreme across the Northeast region again today.