Forest fire hazard climbs to ‘high’ across much of Northwestern Ontario

The Thunder Bay News Watch
May 15, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada East

THUNDER BAY — Only one active forest fire was reported in Northwestern Ontario as of Monday, but the wildfire hazard has become a concern. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reports that the hazard has reached high across the entire southern portion of the region, and extreme in parts of the Red Lake district near the Manitoba border. Elevated temperatures, wind and an absence of rain are contributing factors. The lone forest fire in the region is in the the MNRF’s Thunder Bay district, near Rushbay Lake which is southwest of Armstrong. The blaze, which is not under control, was discovered Saturday evening and has consumed about six hectares so far. [END]

Additional coverage in the Bay Today, by Jeff Turl: Forest fire danger rated as high

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