‘High hazard’ for forest fires in northeastern Ontario

The Soo Today
May 14, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada East

While wildfires in Alberta are big news, the service that monitors wildland fires in Ontario says most of the northeast region of this province is showing a “high hazard” for forest fires. And the service says an “extreme hazard” exists for fires for several areas in particular: to the northwest of Onaping Falls (northwest of Sudbury), along Highway 69, Killarney, French River, Magnetawan, and the Kawartha Highlands. The northeast region includes Algoma, Sudbury, Manitoulin, Cochrane, Nipissing, Timiskaming and Parry Sound districts. The service was reporting one new fire on Sunday. Algonquin Park District fire No. 1 measures 0.1 hectares and is “being held”, Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services for the Northeast Fire Region said in a news release. 

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