Forest fire hazard staying low across northwestern Ontario

By Kris Ketonen
CBC News
May 24, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada East

Wet weather and cooler temperatures are expected to keep northwestern Ontario’s forest fire hazard low. This week’s storm brought heavy rain and even some snow to the region, and while the skies have been sunny since, that isn’t expected to last, said Alison Bezubiak, fire information officer with Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services. …”But in the short term … the northwest region has received significant precipitation over the last few days in the form of both heavy rains and even snow in some parts of the northern sectors,” Bezubiak said. “Another developing weather system is expected to bring more rainfall on Friday and into the weekend.” …”Every fire season is different,” Bezubiak said. “Since the start of fire season on April 1, the northwest region has confirmed a total of 30 wildland fires that have burned across 44 hectares.”

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