Since the beginning of the wildfire season that began on April 1, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has already recorded 36 fires. This is less than a third of the number recorded at the same date in 2018.
On Tuesday morning, the only remaining fire is Fort Frances 2, which covers 66.3 hectares of vegetation north-west of Fort Frances.
It started on Saturday and is contained.
Number of fires as of April 14
- In 2019: 36 fires
- In 2018: 111 fires
- Average of last 10 years: 119 fires
According to the MNRF, forest fire risks are generally low in Fort Frances, with the exception of a few areas of high risk.
Rainfall is expected in the area over the next few days.
In 2018, Ontario had its worst wildfire season in 10 years , with a total of 1,325 fires.
The forest fire season runs from April 1st to October 31st.