WAW003- Wildland Fire Update

WAW003 – Wildland Fire Update - June 1, 2023

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Current Fire Situation:

  • Wawa 3 was confirmed during the afternoon of May 27th along TransCanada highway 17 by the Depew River. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
  • Effective today, the Brown Incident Management Team (IMT) is managing Wawa
    • This is an Ontario Type 1 Incident Management Team. An Incident Command
  • Post is being established for the Incident Management Team.
  • The fire status is Not Under Control (NUC).
  • Observed fire behaviour for Wawa 3 was fire intensity class 5 on May 31st, 2023.
  • The most up-to-date fire perimeter is 6810.67 ha.
  • There are 5 helicopters, 12 Fire Ranger crews assigned to WAW003 and additional resources have been requested.
  • Fixed wing fire suppression aircraft have been actively working priority areas of the fire. Bucketing helicopters, service, and transport helicopters are also working on the fire. Structural protection is ongoing in the area surrounding WAW003.
  • To see a map of all active fires visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires
  • A reminder that NOTAMs remain in place surrounding all active forest fires. NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen): Section 601.15 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) states that the airspace around forest fires is restricted to forest fire suppression aircraft only, specifically airspace within 5 nautical miles, up to an altitude of 3000 feet above ground level is restricted to forest fire MNRF | AFFES | Wawa 1 – Wildland Fire Update June 1, 2023 5 suppression aircraft only. Pilots are reminded that NOTAMs concerning forest fires can be found in the Flight Information Region (FIR) section when flight planning.
  • For more information about drones, waterbombers and restricted airspace during forest fires please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/drones-waterbombersrestricted-airspace-during-forest-fires

Latest Fire Perimeter Map

Whiteriver Fire Peremeter Map June 2023


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