Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 20

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there are two wildland fires in the region.

Cochrane 8 is a 3.5-hectare fire located northwest of Fort Severn in the Far North.

Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. It is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. Infrared scanning continues to identify heat sources for ground crews to action.

At the time of this update, the fire hazard is low to moderate in areas south of North Bay, while areas north of which (and north of the Hwy 17 corridor) are showing a mostly moderate to high hazard.


Pursuant to the Emergency Area Order signed June 11, 2019, an Implementation Order has been issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry prohibiting access and travel in portions of Timmins District where there are public safety hazards as a result of fire activity from Timmins #002.


The Order restricts travel, access and use in an identified area (see map at and may be modified regularly to reflect changing fire conditions.


This measure has been put in place to ensure public safety while allowing fire personnel to safely and effectively suppress the fires in the identified area.


All travel and use of Jack Road from the intersection of Jack Road and Highway 144, westerly to the Ontario Power Generation Mesomekenda Lake Dam, at Mesomekenda Lake is prohibited.


All use and occupation of Crown Land or within 500 metres of the described closed roads within this area is prohibited.


If a member of the public believes that access within the restricted travel area is necessary for non-recreational purposes, please call 705-235-1334 to request a travel authorization permit.  MNRF will review the request for access based on the rationale provided, local fire activity, and the potential fire risk.


Please visit to view the current access restrictions, associated map, and fire activity as this site is being updated regularly.


More Information


For updates on highway closures, check Ontario511 or @OPPCommunicationsNER on Twitter, and Ontario Provincial Police-Northeast Region on Facebook.


For information about the current forest fire situation: 1-888-220-7242


For updates on the fire situation, visit or follow us on Twitter@ONforestfires.


To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE



Report prepared by Isabelle Chenard

Contact Information:
Isabelle Chenard
Fire Information Officer


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