Fire Season 2023

We are into the 2023 fire season which runs from April 1st to October 31st.

Here are the details for the 2022 fire season:

And for comparison 2021:

a helicopter with bucket dropping water on a wildfire

The Ontario government is ready to respond to this year’s wildland fire season.

Those enjoying the outdoors are reminded to ensure that campfires do not get too big and are fully extinguished at the end of the evening. Taking simple preventative measures is the simplest way to reduce the risk of fires getting out of hand. NOTE that each year roughly half of all forest fires are caused by people.

Ontario is an internationally-recognized leader in wildland fire management