For the first time since August 9, 2021, zero new fires were discovered today by the Aviation, Forest Fire, and Emergency Services.
At the time of this update, there were 100 active fires in the northwest region. 11 fires were not under control, 9 fires were being held, 12 fires were under control and 68 fires were being monitored.
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Fires of Note
- 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.
- Additional crews continue to be cycled in and placed on the fire line to continue with suppression efforts replacing those who require rest days.
- Fire behaviour varies across the Kenora 51 area. The west side of the fire has seen low behaviour in recent days. Fire behaviour is increasing on the east and northeast sections, a trend that is expected to continue as sunny conditions, higher temperatures and lower relative humidities persist.
- 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.
- Heavy equipment continues to develop fireguard to the east and south of the fire
· An Incident Management Team is established on the fire.
Red Lake 65
- The fire is 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 is 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.
- Several interior smokes were detected today and actioned by crews
- The western flank of Red 77 is showing active fire behaviour with open flame and some torching.
- Crews are using hose and hand tools to action new smokes with Heli-buckets supporting
- Infrared scanning continues overnight to assist crews