The fire danger is high across Northern Ontario.

One fire is close to Nairn Centre, but is under control.

Sudbury fire number 5 is located approximately six kilometres south of Nairn Centre, east of Wabagishik  Lake and covers 12 hectares.

There were ten active forest fires in the Northeast Region, by late yesterday afternoon.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high across the region and the public is asked to take precautions.

If you’re planning to perform any outdoor burning, make sure you have tools and water on-hand to put your fire out; and never leave it unattended.

Fires are to be started no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.
Residents of municipalities should also check any local bylaws that may be in effect prior to burning.

For up to date information on current fires in the province or to check the forest fire hazard in your area, visit