The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is reflecting back on a busy fire season.
Information Officer Chris Marchand says most of the fires played out mostly out of sight, in more remote areas and in the Far North.
The Northwest Region claimed 839 of the provincial total of some 1,300 fires, easily beating the 10-year average for fires across the province at 756.
The blazes consumed more than 213,000 hectares of land in the Northwest Region, 77 percent of the total of all of Ontario.
He says they did a good job carefully managing staff and equipment between this region and a very volatile Northeast District.
Marchand points out the local crews did receive some help.
“The province received 799 firefighters and 128 support staff from other provinces, territories, the U.S.A. and even Mexico.”
Ontario was able to send 407 firefighters and 101 support staff to fire ravaged British Columbia.