News Ontario government commits $100 million to fight fires SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 2018 The fire situation has improved in the northwest. Photo: Domtar Newsroom The Ontario government has committed an additional $100 million to fight forest fires across the province. 120 wildfires are burning in Ontario. This money will pay for continued fire response efforts, which includes supplies and equipment used to suppress the fire and the work of support personnel and MNRF fire rangers, said Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Jeff Yurek said. Almost 1,000 firefighters from Ontario are being assisted by about 480 firefighters and support staff, as well as aircraft and other equipment, from other provinces, the United States and Mexico. There is a total fire ban throughout northeastern Ontario.