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More fires start up

Five new fires were confirmed in the region by yesterday evening, including one in Fort Frances District, two in Kenora District, and two in Red Lake District.

Immediate initial attack has meant most new fires were declared “under control” or “out” within 24 hours.

One fire of note is Kenora Fire #18, in the Ingolf area about 55 km west of Kenora.

Restricted fire zone declared

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) in Northwestern Ontario to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires.

Effective as of this morning, the RFZ is in place and will remain so until conditions improve.

The fire hazard is “extreme” because of unusually dry spring conditions which have resulted in increasing fire activity.

Fire scene heating up

Three new fires were confirmed in the region by late yesterday afternoon.

Thunder Bay Fire #2, located near Hawk Lake, has been declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

But Kenora Fire #7, burning near Wabaseemoong First Nation, was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 ha at last report.

Four fires on weekend

There were four fires in the Northwest Region over the weekend, including two in Kenora District and one each in Nipigon and Dryden districts.

All of these fires have been declared “out.”

No new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

The fire hazard ranges from “low” to “high” across the region, with Red Lake District showing the highest hazard.

Fire scene still quiet

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region from Oct. 27-29.

Three active fires—located in the districts of Dryden, Kenora, and Thunder Bay—still are “being observed” in the region.

A prescribed burn in the Sioux Lookout/Dryden districts also is being monitored by fire management headquarters staff.

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

No new fires here

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region between Oct. 22 and Oct. 26.

There are three active fires in the region, all of which are reported as “being observed.”

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

A prescribed burn in the Sioux Lookout/Dryden districts continues to be monitored by fire management headquarters staff.

Quiet on fire scene

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region between Oct. 19-22.

There are three active fires in the region, all of which are “being observed.”

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

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/forestfire

Two fires reported

Two new fires were confirmed between Oct. 16-19.

Dryden Fire #31, located on an island on Eagle Lake, was reported as “being observed” at 0.3 hectares in size.

Meanwhile, Thunder Bay Fire #50, located near Northern Lights Lake, also was listed as “being observed” at 0.1 hectares.

The forest fire hazard is “low-moderate” across the Northwest Region.