There was one new fire discovered in the Northwest Region by the early evening of August 12, 2021, according to the Aviation, Forest Fire and, Emergency Services.

The newly discovered fire was:

  • Thunder Bay 90 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares and was located near Whitefish Lake, approximately 58 kilometres southwest of Thunder Bay.

At the time of this update, there were 104 active fires in the northwest region. 10 fires were not under control, 5 fires were being held, 9 fires were under control and 80 fires were being monitored.

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Fires of Note 

Kenora 51

  • Kenora 51 is 200,667 hectares in size and remains not under control.
  • Kenora 51 remains 20 km north of Wabaseemoong on the northern side of Umfreville Lake.
  • High relative humidity values, lower temperatures, cloud cover and recent rainfall are expected to limit fire behaviour today, though moderate to high winds are having a drying effect on forest fuels and helping burning conditions to rebound faster.
  • On the fire’s west side, crews supported by bucketing helicopters are establishing hoselines and limiting the spread of the fire in the direction of the Davidson Lake area.
  • On the fire’s southeastern flank, crews supported by bucketing helicopters are establishing hoselines in the Fletcher Lake, Rowdy Lake and Right Lake areas.
  • Bulldozers are constructing fire guard on the eastern edge of the fire.

·         An Incident Management Team is established on the fire.

Red Lake 65    

  • The fire has been remapped to 20,254 hectares and located 6 kilometres west of Poplar Hill First Nation.   
  • Crews continue laying and working hose lines on strategic areas of the fires. Heli-buckets continue to assist where needed. 
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering with some visible smoke

Red Lake 51    

  • The fire has been remapped to 53,522 hectares and located approximately 24 kilometres west of Deer Lake First Nation.   
  • Crews are working hose lines along the east side of the fire.   
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering with some visible smoke.
  • An Incident Management Team has been assigned to oversee this fire.   

Red Lake 77    

  • The fire is not under control and is 32,799 ha, approximately 33 km west of Red Lake.  
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering
  • Crews continue to establish hose lines working on the north east edge of the fire while Heli-buckets assisted with hot spots.
  • Fireguard continues to be built east of the fire.