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One new fire over weekend

There was one new forest fire confirmed on the weekend.

Fort Frances District #18 was located along the shore of Rainy Lake near Red Gut Bay on Saturday.

It is “out” at 0.1 hectares.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate” in the northwest sectors of the region and “low” in all other sectors.

Few fires over weekend

Just one new fire was confirmed yesterday in the Northwest Region.

Kenora Fire #51 was a 0.1-hectare blaze that was caused by a tree on a power line that caught fire along Highway 673.

It is now “out.”

One fire was reported Saturday.

Dryden Fire #25, a single tree struck by lightning, is now “out” at 0.1 ha in size.

Fire crews sent to Montana

Ontario is supporting forest fire-fighting efforts in the United States.

Some 108 personnel were deployed yesterday to Missoula, Mont., including FireRanger crews, a fire behaviour analyst, and agency representatives.

Meanwhile, Ontario continues to supply equipment, including fire hose, sprinkler kits, pumps, and chainsaws, to Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

District fire ‘out’

Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Fort Frances Fire #17 already has been declared “out” at 0.1 hectares.

But Thunder Bay Fire #45 was listed as “not under control” at 0.3 ha in size.

The lightning-caused blaze is located near Whitefin Lake.

New fires over weekend

There was one new fire confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Kenora District fire #46 was located near Kilvert Lake.

It was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares

There was one new fire reported on Saturday.

Kenora District fire #45 was located near Canoe Lake. It was “out” at 0.3 ha. in size.

Quiet on fire scene

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

The forest fire hazard is forecast to be “low” in the southwest sector of the region and “moderate-high” in the north and east ones.

Meanwhile, the out-of-province deployment of Ontario fire management personnel is coming to an end, with all resources scheduled to return home today.