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Forest Fire THU040 update

Aug 05, 2023 06:23AM ● By Editor
From the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Ontario - August 5, 2023

Thunder Bay 40 (THU040) located approximately 24 kilometres north of the Canada/US border was confirmed in the evening hours of August 2 and is currently sized at 82.0 hectares. The fire is not yet under control.

THU040 has been exhibiting minimal fire behaviour and has not shown any growth since yesterday. The fire is not posing any threat to communities or public safety at this time.

There has been some smoke observed from this fire, and much of the area is currently being impacted by smoke drift from active wildland fires in Manitoba and western Canada. For individuals interested in observing smoke forecasts they can use to access current and forecast conditions. Any individual concerned about health impacts of smoke can contact Telehealth Ontario at 811.

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