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From the MNRF

Quiet on fire scene

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

The forest fire hazard, however, is rising to mostly “moderate” across the region, with some areas of “low.”

Forest fire activity starts to ease as cooler weather arrives and days gradually get shorter, but there can still be continued fire activity well into September.

Fire hazard on rise

There were no new fires in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

One new fire was reported in Nipigon District by Tuesday afternoon.

Nipigon Fire #37, a 0.1-hectare blaze located about 25 km east of Wabakimi Provincial Park, is now “out.”

New fire in district

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

Fort Frances Fire #20, located about 55 km north-northeast of Fort Frances, was listed as “not under control” at 0.2 hectares in size.

The forest fire hazard forecast is “moderate” to “high” in the southern sectors of the region, and “high” across the far north.

Six fires still burning

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

There currently are six active fires in the region, including in the districts of Fort Frances, Red Lake, and Sioux Lookout.

All are listed as “being observed.”

The forest fire hazard is “low” in most sectors of the region.

Fire confirmed in park

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

But one new fire was confirmed later in the day on Sunday.

Fort Frances Fire #13, located on an island on Crooked Lake in Quetico Provincial Park, was reported as “being observed” at 0.1 hectares in size.

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.