It was another active day for forest fires out on the landscape in the Northwest Region. By early afternoon yesterday, there were 23 new fires in the Red Lake, Kenora and Sioux Lookout districts.
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From the MNRF
Recent lightning activity gave rise to four new forest fires, all in Sioux Lookout District, by yesterday afternoon.
Three of the blazes were listed as “not under control" at last report while the other one was listed as "under observation.”
Two Wisconsin men have been fined for travelling on a closed road.
Michael Miller of Eagle and George Miller of Eau Claire pleaded guilty and each were fined $750 for travelling on a closed road contrary to the Public Lands Act.
A Manitoba resident has been fined $2,000 for illegal dumping on Ontario Crown land.
George Blair of Landmark pleaded guilty to unlawfully depositing a material, substance, or thing on Crown land.
He was fined $2,000 and received a probation order prohibiting him from camping on Ontario's Crown land for one year.
Seven new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Region.
Kenora Fire #68, located on an island in Shoal Lake, was a 0.1-hectare lightning start.
It was listed as “under observation” at last report.
Dryden Fire #19, meanwhile, located about 14 km east of the Red Lake Road and south of the CN Rail line, was listed as “being held” at 0.2 hectares.
A dozen new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Region.
These fires, 10 of which occurred in Sioux Lookout District and the other two in the districts of Red Lake and Nipigon, were a result of recent lightning that passed through the far north.
Meanwhile, one fire was confirmed after Saturday's report.
No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
One fire was confirmed by the end of the day on Tuesday.
Kenora Fire #66 was listed as “under control” at 1.8 hectares in size at last report.
No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by late yesterday afternoon.
There currently are 36 active fires in the region, 34 of which are listed as either “under observation," "being held," or "under control.”
A Waterloo man has been fined $4,500 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Hussein Hamid pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing a cow moose and discharging a firearm carelessly.
He was fined $1,500 and $3,000, respectively, for the offences.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 53 charges and also issued 41 warnings during a two-day road check station at the junction of Highway 502 and Highway 11, east of Fort Frances.