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One new fire

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday evening.

Nipigon Fire #8, located about 18 km east of Terrace Bay, is a 0.1-hectare blaze.

The only other active fire in the region is Nipigon Fire #7, a 5.5-ha blaze northeast of Thunder Bay.

It currently is listed as “under control.”

One fire burning

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region yesterday, and only one fire remains active as of this morning.

Nipigon District fire #7 is a suspected lightning-caused fire that burned cut wood about 75 km northeast of Thunder Bay.

It is “under control” at 5.5 hectares in size.

Fire sparked

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Nipigon District Fire #6, located near Goudy Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

The forest fire hazard is predominantly “low" across the region, with pockets of "moderate” in the Fort Frances and Thunder Bay districts.

Quiet on fire scene

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

There are no active fires.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate" in the eastern sectors of the region and "high” in the western sectors.

Rain is in the forecast for the next few days, which is expected to reduce the fire hazard across the region.

Fire hazard mostly low

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

There remains one active fire in the region, Red Lake Fire #11, which currently is listed as “under control.”

This lightning-caused fire is 18 hectares in size and located in the west-central portion of Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.

More fires reported

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #12, located near Florin Lake, has been declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Three fires were confirmed in the region Tuesday.

Red Lake Fire #11, located in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, has been re-mapped to a size of 18 ha.

More small fires reported

Three new fires were reported in the Northwest Region between June 8 and yesterday afternoon.

They were small fires that responded to FireRanger crew efforts in the districts of Fort Frances, Kenora, and Red Lake.

The forest fire hazard was expected to range from “high" to "extreme” in the western sectors of the region today.

Fire hazard still rising

The forest fire hazard currently is “moderate" to "extreme” across the Northwest Region.

The recent warming trend has seen the fire hazard continue to rise, especially in the western portion of the region.

As such, people are urged to use caution when venturing into forested areas.

Rash of new fires

Ten new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region from May 19-25 in the districts of Dryden, Kenora, Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, and Thunder Bay.

Three new fires occurred May 19, two on May 20, and one on May 21.

Then after no new fires were reported on either Victoria Day or the following day, three occurred on Wednesday.

Fire risk up

Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by late yesterday afternoon.

Both blazes, which occurred in Red Lake District, were listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares and 0.3 ha, respectively.

There are no other active fires in the region.