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New fires over weekend

There was a handful of new foret fires over the weekend, as the fire hazard has become high to extreme across the Northwest Region.

There was one new forest fire confirmed in the region by the late afternoon on Saturday.

Red Lake fire #31 is under control at 0.3 hectares and is located near Berens Lake, approximately 11 kilometres southeast of Pikangikum.

Two U.S. men die

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, members of the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of a male who was in distress and receiving CPR.

Officers attended the scene on Saganaga Lake near the Cache Bay Ranger Station.

Fire hazard set to drop

The forest fire hazard in the North West Fire Region ranges from moderate to high throughout most of the Northwest Region, with some areas north of Red Lake showing an extreme hazard.

But unsettled weather conditions in the Fort Frances District, and the south end of the Kenora and Dryden Districts will bring the hazard down to low.

No new fires were discovered yesterday.