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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.

One new fire reported

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

Red Lake Fire #15, located near Richardson Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Thunder Bay Fire #23, meanwhile, has been declared “out” at 0.1 ha.

The forest fire hazard is “high-extreme” in the northern sectors of the region, and “moderate-high” in the southern sectors.

Fire risk set to rise

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

Thunder Bay Fire #23, located near Trewartha Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 0.2 hectares in size.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate” throughout most of the region, with an area of “high” hazard in Red Lake District.

High winds spark fires

High winds in the Northwest Region have caused trees to topple over power lines and start grass fires.

One new fire was confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Dryden Fire #17, located about one km north of Ignace, was a grass fire sparked by a tree over a power line.

It was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

One new fire was reported by day’s end Sunday.

More fires in region

Two new fires were confirmed by Saturday evening in Red Lake District near Pikangikum.

Red Lake Fire #13 was listed as “not under control” at 0.7 hectares at last report.

Red Lake Fire #14, burning on an island south- southwest of Pikangikum, was reported as “being observed.”

Its current size was 0.2 ha.

Two fires confirmed

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

Nipigon Fire #19, a human-caused blaze near Jackfish Lake, was listed as “being held” at 2.1 hectares in size.

Meanwhile, Nipigon Fire #18, located near Neys Provincial Park, was “under control” at 0.2 ha.

New fires reported

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

Fort Frances Fire #7, located near Upper Lawrence Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 0.3 hectares in size.

Two fires in Dryden District, both located near Bivo Lake, each were reported as “being held” at 2.6 ha and 0.4 ha, respectively.

Quiet on fire scene

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region over the weekend, and this quiet time is allowing for FireRangers and staff to continue with mandatory annual training and skills updates.

The fire hazard is “low” across the region, except for the far north sector of Sioux Lookout District, where it is “moderate.”