Friday's Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Forest Fire Situation Update for the Northeast Fire Region reports a fire discovered on June 29 near Tenfish Lake, approximately 40 km north of Elliot Lake is burning out of control and has consumed 3.3 hectares of land at this time.
Sault Ste. Marie 4, as the fire is called, is located to the west of Tenfish Lake and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests is attempting to bring the fire under control.
Other fires reported in the north east area include the following:
- Sudbury 28 is not under control at 0.7 of hectare. This fire is was discovered on June 29 and is located along the French River.
- Algonquin Park 4 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare. The fire was discovered on June 29 and is located in the park near Hemlock Lake.
- Timmins 6 was discovered on June 27 and is located northwest of Timmins. The fire is 70 hectares in size and is not under control. Relatively light winds and high humidity have helped fire crews and helicopter bucketing operations make progress suppressing the fire.
- Cochrane 5 was confirmed on June 20 approximately 80 km west of the Far North community of Attawapiskat. The fire is being observed at 2,685 hectares.
- Cochrane 4, located in the Far North, was discovered on June 14 and covers 3,264 hectares. Although the fire is not under control, recent precipitation has reduced fire activity.
- Cochrane 2, located near the community of Peawanuck, was discovered on June 11 and is being observed at 122 hectares.
The fire hazard is generally high across the Northeast. The area of most concern is the North Bay region, which is showing an extreme hazard.
Fire numbers and online information:
- To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE (3473)
- To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.
- Follow us on Twitter: in English @ONForestFires or in French @ONFeuDeForêt
- For up to date information on current fires in the province or to check the forest fire hazard in your area, visit Ontario.ca/forestfire
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