Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 23

There was one new fire discovered today at the time of this report.

Midhurst 1 is 0.1 of a hectare and is not under control at this time. The fire is located south of Burrows Lake.

At the time of this update, there are four other active wildland fires in the region.

  • Pembroke 1 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. This fire is located north of Highway 58.
  • North Bay 4 is being observed at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located on an island on Denedus Lake.
  • Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100km southeast of Moose Factory.
  • Timmins 2 is under control at 4,645 hectares.

The forest fire hazard ranges from low to extreme, with the areas of most concern situated in the central and western portions of the region. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at


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. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard.


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. To report a forest fire south of these rivers, dial 911.

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