Kenora Fire 51 is 12 kilometres north of Wabaseemoong First Nation, which has prompted Chief Waylon Scott to put his community on standby for evacuation.

In a social media post, Chief Scott says "MNRF has projected that the fire will/might jump [Umfreville] lake by Tuesday, and if it does, we are given a 12-24hr grace period to do a full-scale evacuation."

"Our hopes is that we don’t need to do a full scale evacuation. But we will keep you updated with more information as time goes on and as things progress."

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry says community residents do not need to evacuate today, but vulnerable community members with health conditions should start preparing to evacuate.

The Ministry adds that an evacuation notice hasn't been issued, but the situation my change rapidly.

Kenora Fire 51 is listed as not under control at 171,148 hectares and continues to burn north of Umfreville Lake.