Ontario’s wildfire season begins


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.

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