There were 23 new fires in the Northwest region by the early evening yesterday. Widespread lightning over the past few days has yielded numerous new starts in the western and central areas of the region as fire hazard conditions rebound.
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There were four new fires in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon yesterday.
Nipigon fire #47 is a 0.2 hectare lightning caused fire located approximately 77 kilometres east of the far north community of Webequie. The fire is currently “not under control.”
Nipigon fire #48 is a 30 ha. fire located approximately 152 km north of Geraldton. The fire is “not under control.”
Three new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Two were in Red Lake District while the other one was in Sioux Lookout District.
There are 78 active fires in the region, 69 of which are listed as either “under observation," "being held," or "under control.”
Five new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Fort Frances Fire #22, located near Caliper Lake, was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 hectares in size at last report.
Dryden Fire #24, located near Basket Lake, also was listed as “not under control” at 0.5 hectares.
The other three new fires were located in Red Lake District.
Eight new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
One of those was Kenora Fire #80, a 0.1-hectare blaze located near Ash Bay on Lake of the Woods.
It was listed as “being held” at last report.
The other seven fires were located in Red Lake District (five) and Nipigon District (two).
New fire starts continue to emerge in the Kenora and Red Lake districts of the Northwest Region, where forest fire hazard conditions are “extreme” in areas.
There were 13 new fires in all confirmed in the region by late yesterday afternoon.
A Minnesota man has been fined for a bait violation.
William Nielsen of Sauk Rapids pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for illegally bringing live baitfish into Ontario.
Court heard that on April 6, 2018, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Rainy River port of entry contacted Nielsen and conducted a secondary inspection of his vehicle.
There was one new fire in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.
Red Lake fire #93 is among a large cluster of fires burning in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in the Sabourin Lake area, the 1.2 hectare fire is currently “not under control.”
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.
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.”