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Fire Update 2020

May 28, 2020

Northwest Region

 There were no new forest fires confirmed by the afternoon of May 28.

  • There are currently two active forest fires in the Northwest Region. Both fires are under control. 
  • The fire hazard is predominantly low to moderate with an area of high hazard in the southern portion of the region. To see the fire hazard near you, consult the interactive fire map at


Restricted Fire Zone in place

 Due to the high forest fire hazard, effective 12:01 am Saturday May 23, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone in the Thunder Bay and Dryden Districts, as well as the eastern Fort Frances district and southern portions of Sioux Lookout and Nipigon Districts.?

The Restricted Fire Zone is in effect until further notice. Outdoor fires are banned. Portable gas stoves may still be used BUT must be handled with extreme care. ?You can learn more about Restricted Fire Zones here.

For a more detailed boundary of the Restricted Fire Zone, consult the interactive fire map at


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.


More Information

Forest Fire Info Map

COVID-19 Guidance: Community Emergency Evacuations

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry Managing Wildland Fire in the Context of COVID-19

For up to the minute information of road closures, see

For updates on the fire situation, visit