One new fire was discovered by the early evening of August 7, 2021, according to Aviation, Forest Fire, and Emergency Services.

The newly discovered fire was:

At the time of this update, there were 121 active fires in the northwest region. 15 fires were not under control, 2 fires were being held, 17 fires were under control and 85 fires were being monitored.

Notice to Airmen. It is unlawful to operate any aircraft over a forest fire or within 10km of a wildland fire at an altitude of less than 3,000 ft. AGL. https://ontario.ca/page/drones-waterbombers-restricted-airspace-during-forest-fires

To see the wildland fire hazard near you, visit our interactive map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.  

Fires of Note 

Kenora 51

  • Fire is not under control and is 197,918 hectares.
  • Continues to burn north of Umfreville Lake and has not spotted south of Umfreville Lake.
  • Kenora 51 is approximately 20 kilometres north of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation.
  • Helicopters with buckets and water bombing airplanes are suppressing the fire around Davidson Lake near the Manitoba border.
  • Firefighters are using hoses to attack the fire directly and establish containment lines.
  • Bulldozers are being used to construct fire guard.
  • Fire Rangers working to protect community values and critical infrastructure around the fire area.
  • An Incident Management Team is established on the fire.

Red Lake 65    

  • The fire is 19,796 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
  • Crews onsite to monitor the values protection equipment, and to look for opportunities to action any hot spots.  

Red Lake 51    

  • The fire is 52,106 hectares and located approximately 24 kilometres west of Deer Lake First Nation.   
  • Priorities are focused on protection 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 has been remapped to 27,899 ha, approximately 33 km west of Red Lake.  
  • Fire behaviour is smouldering with some open flame observed.
  • 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.