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One new wildland fire confirmed in Northeast Region Friday

The fire hazard is low to moderate in most of the region, but areas north and west of Onaping Falls along Highway 144 are showing an extreme hazard
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One new wildland fire is being reported in the Northeast Region Friday, bringing the total of active fires to three:

  • Chapleau 4 (CHA004) is a 0.1 hectare fire that is under control. This fire is located on the eastern shore of Borden Lake, about 6.5 kilometres southeast of Chapleau. There is one FireRanger crew committed to this fire.
  • Cochrane 8 (COC008) is a 35 hectare fire that is being observed. This fire is located about 57.5 kilometres northwest of Moosonee.
  • Cochrane 9 (COC009) is a 6022 hectare fire that is being observed. This fire is located east of Parson Lake and 8 kilometres west of the Quebec border.

The fire hazard is low to moderate in most of the region.

"With the exception of a pocket that has maintained a high hazard along the Mattagami River north of Kapuskasing, the only areas of the province showing a high hazard are east of the eastern shore of Lake Superior (Montreal River Harbour, Batchawana Bay, Goulais River) as well as north and east of the North Shore of Lake Huron (Spanish, Massey, Espanola, Greater Sudbury, Killarney and West Nipissing)," said Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services in a news release.

"Areas north and west of Onaping Falls along Highway 144 are showing an extreme hazard."

Below is the complete June 14 news release:

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
Northeast Fire Region
June 14, 2024
Time of Report – 18:00

Northeast Region  

There was one new wildland fire confirmed by early evening on Friday, June 14. There are currently 3 active wildland fires in the Northeast Fire Region.

  • Chapleau 4 (CHA004) is a 0.1 hectare fire that is under control. This fire is located on the eastern shore of Borden Lake, about 6.5 kilometres southeast of Chapleau. There is one FireRanger crew committed to this fire.
  • Cochrane 8 (COC008) is a 35 hectare fire that is being observed. This fire is located about 57.5 kilometres northwest of Moosonee.
  • Cochrane 9 (COC009) is a 6022 hectare fire that is being observed. This fire is located east of Parson Lake and 8 kilometres west of the Quebec border.

The fire hazard for most of the Northeast Region is low to moderate. With the exception of a pocket that has maintained a high hazard along the Mattagami River north of Kapuskasing, the only areas of the province showing a high hazard are east of the eastern shore of Lake Superior (Montreal River Harbour, Batchawana Bay, Goulais River) as well as north and east of the North Shore of Lake Huron (Spanish, Massey, Espanola, Greater Sudbury, Killarney and West Nipissing). Areas north and west of Onaping Falls along Highway 144 are showing an extreme hazard.

For the most up-to-date forest fire danger ratings, use our interactive forest fire information map: https://www.lioapplications.lrc.gov.on.ca/ForestFireInformationMap/index.html?viewer=FFIM.FFIM

Help fight forest fires: Stay clear of waterbombers!

When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can perform their scoop safely. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard. Be safe, stay clear of waterbombers.

No Drone Zone: Be safe, stay clear of forest fires!

Flying drones around forest fires is both dangerous and illegal. When you fly a drone near a forest fire, you can put the lives of pilots, firefighters and other emergency personnel at risk. Be safe, stay clear of forest fires.

Report a Wildland Fire

To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a wildland fire located south of the French or Mattawa Rivers, please dial 9-1-1.

For tips on preventing wildland fires and information on the current fire situation, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) in English and French: @ONforestfires and @ONfeudeforet. For more information about the current wildland fire situation, visit www.ontario.ca/forestfire.


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