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From the MNRF

Quiet on fire scene

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

The forest fire hazard is predominantly “low” to “moderate” across the region, with a few pockets of “high” hazard in the southwest portion.

For more information about the current fire situation, and to view the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/forestfire

Trio of fires reported

One new fire was reported yesterday in the Northwest Region.

Nipigon Fire #34 was a human-caused blaze that ignited from industrial equipment.

Located about 35 km northwest of Nipigon, it currently is listed as “under control” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Meanwhile, two new human-caused blazes were confirmed in the region by day’s end Tuesday.

Two fires reported

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

Fort Frances Fire #11, a human-caused blaze located about 85 km northeast of Fort Frances, is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Nipigon Fire #29, meanwhile, is a human-caused blaze located about 25 km northeast of Longlac.

It was listed as “not under control” at 0.2 ha in size.

Rash of fires

As many as 10 new fires were confirmed across the region yesterday, with more reports being investigated as of late afternoon.

Fort Frances Fire #10, located about 25 km east of Fort Frances, was a lightning-caused blaze.

It is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Two fires confirmed

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

Thunder Bay Fire #26, located about 10 km west of Pays Plat, was a human-caused blaze involving smouldering railway ties.

The fire is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

One new fire also was confirmed by day’s end Tuesday.

One fire in district

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region yesterday but two were reported on Tuesday.

Fort Frances Fire #9 was the result of trees over a power line that ignited a small blaze along Highway 71 about 30 km north of Barwick.

It is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

New fire reported

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

Sioux Lookout District fire #18 is “not under control” at 0.1 hectares and is located near Dominion Lake.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate to high” across the region.

Three new fires reported

Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region—all in Sioux Lookout District—by yesterday afternoon.

But more fire reports were being investigated, most likely caused by lightning from recent thunderstorms tracking across the region.

The forest fire hazard remains “low” in the southern sectors of the region but “moderate-high” in the far north.

Rain dampens fire hazard

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

But there were four confirmed fires by day’s end Saturday, including Fort Frances Fire #8.

Located near Eva Lake, about 30 km east of Atikokan, it was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Meanwhile, Nipigon Fire #21 was declared “out” at seven hectares in size.