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Fire hazard on rebound


With a warming trend over the next week, the fire hazard slowly starting to rebound in the Northwest Region as fuels on the surface become more receptive to burning.

With the rise in temperatures, there is high likelihood we will see more lightning fires starting to occur.

Three new fires were confirmed in the Region by mid-afternoon yesterday, including one in Red Lake District and two in Nipigon District.

The fire in Red Lake District was listed as “being monitored" at 1.2 hectares in size as last report while the two blazes in Nipigon District had been declared "out” at 0.1 ha each.

There currently are 78 active fires in the region.

Three of these were listed as “not under control," at last report, with five listed as "being held," eight as "under control," and 64 as "under observation.”

The fire hazard is “high" to "moderate” in the Fort Frances, Dryden, and Kenora districts, as well as parts of Red Lake District.

The rest of the region is under a “moderate" to "low” hazard.

To see a complete list of fires across the province, click on our interactive map.

To report a forest fire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

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