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One fire now out

A fire that had been burning for several weeks on an island on Crooked Lake in Quetico Park was declared “out” on Sunday.

It was a recreation-caused blaze.

Meanwhile, a fire that started when lightning ignited a single tree Sunday still is “being monitored” at 0.1 hectares in size.

It is located on a peninsula of Asheigama Lake about 70 km north of Fort Frances.

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