UPDATE (9:28 p.m. Sunday, May 15): Wildfire Parry Sound 4 has now been declared unavailable. The fire was confirmed at 7:50 p.m. on May 10 and grew to 13 hectares before being declared extinct on May 15. It was located 2.5 kilometers northwest of Mowat and three kilometers southeast of Ludgate.
As of 8:10 p.m. on Saturday May 14, Parry Sound 4 continued to burn despite being classified as “under control” on 13 hectares.
Parry Sound 4 was confirmed at 7:50 p.m. on May 10. It is a 13-hectare fire located 2.5 kilometers northwest of Mowat and three kilometers southeast of Ludgate. At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday May 12, two firefighter teams were engaged in the fire and was then considered to be under control.
Parry Sound 3, a 2.6-hectare wildfire located on the Georgian Bay coast about 200 feet east of Pelham Cove was confirmed at 7:32 p.m. on May 10 and declared extinguished at 5 p.m. on Friday May 13.
As of 8:10 p.m. on Saturday May 14, there were 9 new fires, for a total of 26 active fires in the North East region.
To see the fire danger near you, check out the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire.
Remember that flying drones around wildfires is both dangerous and illegal. When you fly a drone near a wildfire, you can put the lives of pilots, firefighters, and other emergency personnel at risk. Be careful, avoid forest fires.
Aviation, Wildfire and Emergency Services would like to remind the public to exercise caution during any outdoor burning. In order to dispose of yard waste and woody debris, we encourage you to use methods such as composting or using your local dump. If you must burn, follow the Fires Outside Ontario Regulations.
Lights must be lit no earlier than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise. Always have adequate tools/water to contain fire on site. Know the rules for safe outdoor burning. View the full set of outdoor burning regulations.
To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.