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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.

Winnipeg anglers pay price for fishing offences

Two Winnipeg residents have been fined a total of $1,700 for fishing offences.

Brent Kruger and Cynthia Nault each were fined $750 for having an over-limit of walleye, as well as $100 for packaging fish in such a way that they could not be easily counted.

Justice of the Peace Robert McNally heard the case Dec. 6 in Kenora but only assessed the penalty on May 2.

Moose hunt costly

Seven Ontario men have been fined a total of $19,250 for moose hunting offences.

Michael Glofcheskie of Barry's Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for hunting moose without a licence, $1,500 for attaching a calf game seal to a cow moose, $1,000 for possessing illegally-killed wildlife, and $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.