One new forest fire reported in the northeast

By Darren MacDonald
CTV News Northern Ontario
June 6, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada East

There was one new wildland fire confirmed by early evening on Wednesday, bringing the number of active wildland fires to five in the Northeast Fire Region. North Bay 6 is a 0.6-hectare fire currently being held, according to Ontario Forest Fires’ latest report. It is located next to Boom Lake, to the east of Mattawa River Provincial Park. The fire hazard varies from moderate to high across the Northeast Fire Region except for Timmins, Temiskaming Shores, and Cochrane which currently has an extreme fire hazard. Alison Lake of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told CTV News journalist Lydia Chubak that it’s hard to pin down the most active forest fire area because the region is so large.

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