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Number of wildfires in Northeast Region reduced by one

No new burns again as hazard remains mostly low throughout the area
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 With the fire hazard mostly low, there were again no new confirmed wildland burns in the Northeast Region by the end of day on Saturday, June 8, according to a news release by the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. 

There are now three wildland fires in the region, one fewer than the previous day. Cochrane 10 was a 2.5-hectare fire located roughly 40 kilometres west of Attawapiskat.

Following is the complete news release:

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services 
Northeast Fire Region 
June 8, 2024
Time of Report – 17:45

Northeast Region   

There were no new wildland fires confirmed by end of day on Saturday, June 8. There are currently three active wildland fires in the Northeast Fire Region.

  • Cochrane 8 (COC008) is a 35-hectare fire that is being observed. This fire is located about 57.5 kilometres northwest of Moosonee.
  • Cochrane 9 (COC009) is a 6,022-hectare fire that is not under control. This fire is located about three kilometres east of Parson Lake and eight kilometres west of the Quebec border. Five crews are committed to this fire.
  • North Bay 5 (NOR005) is under control. This 106-hectare wildland fire is located about three kilometres southeast of Cobalt.

The fire hazard is low across the Northeast Fire Region. Areas around Chapleau and Hearst are moderate to high.

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 wildland fire located south of the French or Mattawa Rivers, please dial 9-1-1.

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