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Fire hazard to rise

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region from Oct. 6-8.

Two active fires remain in the region—one in Kenora District and one in Sioux Lookout District.

Both are being monitored and posing no problems.

The forest fire hazard currently is “low-moderate” but forecast to rise over the long weekend.

Fire scene still active

Two new fires were confirmed between Oct. 1-4 in the Northwest Region.

Kenora Fire #52, located near Whitney Lake, is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Thunder Bay Fire #49, located near Nelson Lake, also is “out” at 0.1 hectares.

Meanwhile, two new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Two fires reported

Two new fires were confirmed between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 in the Northwest Region.

Dryden Fire #29, located 30 km southwest of Vermilion Bay, was listed as “being held” at 1.5 hectares in size.

Meanwhile, Dryden Fire #30, located near Crabclaw Lake, was “under control” at 0.2 hectares at last report.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate-high” across the region.

Fire scene still quiet

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

One fire remains active in the region—a blaze being monitored for ecosystem renewal in the conservation area of Lake of the Woods in Kenora District.

The forest fire hazard is “low” in the southern sectors of the region and “moderate” in the north.

Be careful with fire

At this time of year, with hunting, outdoor recreation, and rural cottage and resident clean-up, people are reminded to manage all outdoor fires safely and watch for firefighting personnel working on wildfires.

For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit ontario.ca/firesmart

Fire hazard on rise

One fire was confirmed over the weekend.

Dryden Fire #28, located near Kin Lake, is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

No new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

There is one active fire in the Northwest Region.

Kenora Fire #44 is a 0.2-hectare, lightning-caused blaze that is listed as “being observed.”

Two new fires reported

One new fire was confirmed in Dryden District by yesterday afternoon while one new fire was reported in Fort Frances District on Sunday.

Fort Frances Fire #21 is a 0.1-hectare, lightning-caused blaze located about 65 km north of Fort Frances.

It was listed as “under control.”

Quiet on fire scene

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

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

In related news, Ontario still has 22 aviation and fire management personnel in Idaho and Montana.

This total is comprised of 16 overhead staff in Idaho and six overhead staff in Montana.