Forest fire in Algonquin Park declared out, June 29 | News

At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, the forest fire known as Algonquin Park 5 is now declared out by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

Algonquin Park 5 was first confirmed burning at 1:04 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. It was located on a peninsula on the north end of Vireo Lake and measured 1.4 hectares before being declared out on June 29.

At 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry wildland fire personnel was reporting two new wildland fires confirmed in the Northeast region:

Chapleau 9: Confirmed June 29 afternoon. It is a 0.2 hectare fire located 25 kilometres west of Hwy 144, and five kilometres northwest of Biscotasi Lake. It is not under control.

Timmins 6: Confirmed June 29 afternoon. It is a two hectares fire located five kilometres east of Scraggy Lake. It is not under control.

The Muskoka Fire Danger Rating is currently set to high in Almaguin, North Bay area, the fire danger rating ranges from moderate to high.


You can view the above map and other Forest Fire Preparedness information on the Muskoka GeoHub web mapping site.

To see the fire hazard near you, check the interactive fire map at

Reminder that 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.

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to use caution when performing any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local landfill. If you must burn, follow Ontario’s Outdoor Burning Regulations.

Fires are to be ignited no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise. Always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site. Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. Consult the full set of?Outdoor Burning Regulations.

To report a wildland fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.

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