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From the MNRF

One new fire reported

There was one new forest fire confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #8 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located in Pikangikum First Nation.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high in the far north of Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts. The forest fire hazard is low across the remainder of the Northwest Region.

Fire hazard low

There were no new fires over the weekend, and no active fires in the region at present.

Widespread precipitation and cool temperatures have resulted in a low fire hazard across the Northwest Region with the exception of the far north portions of the Red Lake sector where hazard conditions are moderate.

Three fires over weekend

A few new forest fires were reported over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Fort Frances fire #3 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Rawn Reservoir, approximately 6 kilometres northeast of Atikokan.

Sioux Lookout fire #5 is not under control at 0.5 ha. and is located near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Moose carcass abandoned

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public's help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for shooting and abandoning a bull moose.

On Dec. 9, conservation officers were made aware of an antlerless bull moose found dead by a member of the public.

Fire scene staying quiet

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

There currently is just one active fire in the region.

Fort Frances Fire #24 was listed as “being observed” at 2,810 hectares in size at last report.

The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the region.

Quiet on fire scene

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

There currently are six active fires in the region, one of which is listed as “under control" and five as "under observation.”

The forest fire hazard is “low” across the region.

To see a complete list of fires across the province, click on our interactive map.

Fire scene still quiet

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

There currently are 22 active fires in the region, all of which either are listed as “under observation" or "under control.”

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

To report a forest fire, call 310-FIRE (3473).