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From the MNRF

Fire hazard holding steady

The forest fire hazard ranges from moderate to high throughout the Northwest Region, with some areas near Red Lake showing an extreme hazard.

No new fires were discovered yesterday.

At the time of this update, there were 12 active fires in the region: two of which were not under control, two were being held, four were under control and four were being observed.

Fire hazard low to moderate

The forest fire hazard is currently low to moderate in the Northeast Region, with the exception of Greenstone sector which presents a high hazard in some areas.

There were no new fires in the Northwest region yesterday.

There are four active fires in the Northwest Region at the time of this report; none of them are in the Fort Frances sector.

Six new fires over weekend

There were six new forest fires in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon yesterday.

At the time of this update there were four active fires in the region, one of which is not under control.

Dryden fire #6 is a 0.1 hectare fire located off McGogy Road, approximately five kilometres north of Dryden. The fire is under control.

Fire hazard rising across region

The forest fire hazard has risen to be high to extreme across most of the region with an area of moderate hazard in Nipigon and northern Sioux Lookout district.

There were four new forest fires confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #12 is not under control at 20 hectares and is located near Hansen Lake, approximately 53 kilometres west of Red Lake.

One new fire reported

There was one new forest fire confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #8 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located in Pikangikum First Nation.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high in the far north of Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts. The forest fire hazard is low across the remainder of the Northwest Region.

Fire hazard low

There were no new fires over the weekend, and no active fires in the region at present.

Widespread precipitation and cool temperatures have resulted in a low fire hazard across the Northwest Region with the exception of the far north portions of the Red Lake sector where hazard conditions are moderate.

Three fires over weekend

A few new forest fires were reported over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Fort Frances fire #3 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Rawn Reservoir, approximately 6 kilometres northeast of Atikokan.

Sioux Lookout fire #5 is not under control at 0.5 ha. and is located near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Moose carcass abandoned

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public's help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for shooting and abandoning a bull moose.

On Dec. 9, conservation officers were made aware of an antlerless bull moose found dead by a member of the public.

Fire scene staying quiet

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

There currently is just one active fire in the region.

Fort Frances Fire #24 was listed as “being observed” at 2,810 hectares in size at last report.

The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the region.