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Fire hazard drops

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No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region over the weekend.

Rainfall has reduced the forest fire hazard to “low” across the region.

Before the weather situation changed, three new fires were reported in the West Fire Region by Friday evening, including one each in the Nipigon, Thunder Bay, and Red Lake districts.

Thunder Bay Fire #25 was 0.1 hectares in size and located about 50 km east of Upsala, near Orbit Lake.

Red Lake Fire #12 was reported at 0.1 hectares in size and located roughly 10 km north east of Pikangikum.

Meanwhile, Nipigon Fire #27, located near the Otasawian River west of Hearst, quickly grew to 1.5 hectares in size.

All these fires were responded to by FireRangers and waterbombers.

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