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From the MNRF

Decoy nabs deer hunter

A Timmins man has been fined for a hunting violation.

Ricky Leclair pleaded guilty and was fined $3,500 for carelessly discharging his firearm down a roadway.

In addition, he is suspended from hunting for three years and successfully must complete the Ontario Hunter Education Course before being eligible to apply for another hunting licence.

Rain eases fire scene

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by late yesterday.

As well, the number of active fires in the region has been reduced to two.

Red Lake Fire #30, a 3,739-hectare blaze that crossed the Manitoba boundary into Ontario on May 22, was listed as “under control” at last report.

Pair of new fires reported

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

Fort Frances Fire #9 was listed as “out" at 0.1 hectares at last report but Fort Frances Fire #10, located near Eva Lake, was "not under control” at 0.1 ha.

Red Lake Fire #30 has grown to 3,739 ha is size but now is listed as “being held.”

Weekend quiet on fire scene

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon and only one new fire was confirmed on Saturday.

Dryden Fire #8, located near Seseganaga Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.8 hectares in size at last report.

However, eight fires were confirmed in the region by the end of the day on Friday.