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From the MNRF

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.

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.