News Forest fire hazard low heading in to final weekend of summer 2019 SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Friday, Sep. 20th, 2019 Blue is low, green is moderate. (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) As we head into the final weekend of summer, there are no forest fires burning in Northeastern Ontario, and the hazard is low. MNRF forest fire information officer Shane McCool says it should stay there, with rain moving in for later in the weekend. “With the higher humidity forecasted this weekend as well, that’ll reduce the risks of significant fire behaviour, should we find a fire over the course of the weekend,” he notes. “The higher humidity if we do get lower winds would reduce the fire’s ability to really build up momentum. Certainly, we are going to be watching those humidities closely.” McCool adds the usual advice to be careful with campfires or any other burning.