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From the MNRF

Dozens of fires burning

There are 65 active fires in the Northwest Region as of yesterday afternoon.

These are located in the Red Lake, Thunder Bay, Nipigon, and Sioux Lookout districts.

Most of them have remained small, and fire crews are making good progress on the active blazes.

Many of these fires will be monitored as they are located in remote areas and pose no hazard to the public.

Active weekend for fires

Eighteen new fires confirmed by yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Region, with more reports still being investigated.

These fires were located in the Red Lake, Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, and Dryden districts.

Most of these blazes remained small and fire crews were making good progress on them.

Fire scene heating up

Eight new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday evening, with more reports still being investigated.

The fires mostly occurred in the northern sectors of the region, including Red Lake and Nipigon districts.

But there are some fires occurring in the south, including Thunder Bay District.

None were reported in the Fort Frances or Kenora districts.

Fire hazard on rise

Five new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday evening in the districts of Nipigon, Red Lake, and Sioux Lookout.

The forest fire hazard is forecast to be “moderate" to "high” in most parts of the region—and rising in the coming days.

Lightning sparks fire

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

Located in Nipigon District, just east of Wabakimi Park near the north end, was 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

The forest fire hazard generally is “high" across the region, with some areas of "moderate” in the far north and the southern sectors.

One new fire sparked

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

It was located in the far north of the Nipigon District and already is reported as “out.”

One fire of note in the region is Nipigon #9, which also is located in the far north.

Moose hunters get fined

Two Thunder Bay area residents were fined a total of $4,000 for moose hunting offences.

Theodore Aho of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for hunting calf moose during the closed season and $1,500 for abandoning the moose and allowing it to spoil.

He also received a one-year hunting suspension.

Smoke drift may be noticed

Four new fires were reported by yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Region.

Two of the blazes occurred in Red Lake District, with both being listed as “not under control” at last report at 1.6 and 0.1 hectares in size, respectively.

One was located near Walsh Lake while the other was located along the Berens River, about 15 km northwest of Pikangikum.

Multiple new fires start

The forest fire hazard is “high” in the western and northern sectors of the Northwest Region, where a rash of new fires were reported since Friday.

Kenora Fire #20, reported Saturday afternoon and located on the Aulneau Peninsula, reached 0.5 hectares in size before being declared “out.”