Ontario cities make list for municipalities most at-risk of wildfires

By Jake Pesaruk
May 28, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

Ontario may be a healthy distance away from regions with the highest density of wildfires but that does not exclude it completely from being at-risk. In fact, according to a recent report by the insurance organization My Choice Financial, several Ontario cities fall into Canada’s top 20 municipalities in danger of wildfire impact. …To measure cities at potential risk, My Choice utilized data supplied by the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System. …According to data from the study, the areas with the highest risk for wildfire impact were cities in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. As for the top Canadian cities on the pathway of potential wildfire damage, Kamloops, Regina and Regina take the podium respectively. Even though they are at the bottom of the list, Ontario locations were not excluded from being at-risk of wildfire impact completely. Ontario municipalities that made the list include: Timmins, Kenora, Sault Ste Marie, Barrie, Sudbury, and Gravenhurst.

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