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7/05/2018 12:04 pm  #1


Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

http://algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/park_management/campfires-and-the-fire-rating-system.php

Campfires & Fire Hazard Rating System
Forest Fire Hazard:EXTREME
Updated:Thursday, July 5, 2018
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I'm heading into the park in about a week's time, and I'm starting to worry that we've got a fire ban approaching. The hazard was upgraded to 'extreme' as of today. Anyone have any insight about how long it takes a rating of 'extreme' to turn into a complete fire ban? The forecast is nothing but sunshine and hot temperatures. 

 

Last edited by Uppa (7/05/2018 12:13 pm)

 

7/05/2018 12:41 pm  #2


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

there is approx 30 acre fire burning outta control near catchacomma lake, high way 507,   bobcaygeon? very west side of the kawartha highlands park
 fire was started by lightning july 3rd,
 beware of the dry conditions

 

7/05/2018 1:14 pm  #3


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

For those who don't know about this resource, here is a link to Forest Fire Info Map (Ontario).

It displays active, out and new fires across the province. If you click each individual fire icon, it will provide additional information (start date, size, caused by, status).

It also displays the current fire risk rating across the province.

 

7/06/2018 7:57 am  #4


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

Hmm the extended forecast for the northern part of the park is calling for showers next week Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday (40%) Sunday 15th 70% with thunderstorms

 

7/08/2018 3:01 pm  #5


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

I’ll be in achray area next week. Hopefully no fire ban.

 

7/08/2018 8:37 pm  #6


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

Uppa wrote:

http://algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/park_management/campfires-and-the-fire-rating-system.php

Campfires & Fire Hazard Rating System
Forest Fire Hazard:EXTREME
Updated:Thursday, July 5, 2018
============================================
I'm heading into the park in about a week's time, and I'm starting to worry that we've got a fire ban approaching. The hazard was upgraded to 'extreme' as of today. Anyone have any insight about how long it takes a rating of 'extreme' to turn into a complete fire ban? The forecast is nothing but sunshine and hot temperatures. 

 

From what a Ranger told us a few years ago, it takes a lot for the fireban to extend to the Algonquin interior, she said there could be a fireban in the surrounding counties, but Algonquin would be fine.  

When we were driving back from North Depot Lake today there was a fire across the Ottawa River somewhere in Quebec, (Between Brent turnoff and Deep River)
 

 

7/09/2018 9:21 am  #7


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

many fires burning near temagami now, also elk lake area,,,  according to the north bay nugget.com

   possible closure of highway 11, depending on conditions
   many people have evacuated the village of temagami,,
     call ahead if you are headed that way?

Last edited by swedish pimple (7/09/2018 9:26 am)

 

7/09/2018 9:43 am  #8


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

Peek wrote:

For those who don't know about this resource, here is a link to Forest Fire Info Map (Ontario).

It displays active, out and new fires across the province. If you click each individual fire icon, it will provide additional information (start date, size, caused by, status).

It also displays the current fire risk rating across the province.

Helpful link - thanks Peek. Looks like there's a fire on Bates Island on Opeongo. No cause listed, so I'm going to go with 'careless campers'. 
http://i65.tinypic.com/nn39rc.png

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7/09/2018 9:48 am  #9


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

For up to date forest fire info, you can check the Ontario Forest Fire Map:

http://www.gisapplication.lrc.gov.on.ca/ForestFireInformationMap/index.html?site=AFFES_ONLine&viewer=AFFES_ONLINE

 

7/09/2018 10:55 am  #10


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

I cook mainly over the campfire so camping with no fire sucks ... but I do have a pocket rocket stove in case. 

Odd question ... does a fire ban extend to using charcoal ?

 

7/09/2018 10:59 am  #11


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

Dead_Weight (DW) wrote:

I cook mainly over the campfire so camping with no fire sucks ... but I do have a pocket rocket stove in case. 

Odd question ... does a fire ban extend to using charcoal ?

Anything that doesn't have an 'off switch' is included. So twig stoves, charcoal, etc are included in a fire ban, yes. 

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7/10/2018 8:25 am  #12


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

So I don't know how reliable the source is, but someone just stated on Facebook that they spoke with the park and were told a fire ban for interior sites is going into effect as of midnight tonight. 
 

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7/10/2018 9:35 am  #13


Re: Forest Fire Danger rating now "Extreme" - with no rain in sight

I found it:

https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/algonquin/backcountry/alerts

Note that when you go to the Algonquin home page: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/algonquin you then have to go to the Alerts tab: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/algonquin/alerts which by default will be set to "Algonquin Campgrounds" in a drop down box right under the header picture. You have to click on the drop down box and switch to "Backcountry" and then go back to to the Alerts tab to see the fire ban notice: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/algonquin/backcountry/alerts

The text of the alert is:

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Effective - Midnight July 10th, 2018
Please be advised that a TOTAL FIRE BAN is in effect for all of Algonquin Provincial Park.
During a fire ban:


  •     Campfires are not permitted at any time;
  •     Charcoal or wood burning barbeques may not be used;
  •     Portable gas/propane/naphtha stoves or barbecues that have a fuel source with a control valve may still be used; 
  •     Backcountry users must have a portable stove with a fuel shut-off valve.  Biolite or other wood/charcoal burning stoves are not                permitted.



The fire ban will remain in place until further notice and will be lifted as soon as conditions allow.  _________________________________________

 

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