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Fire near Nestor Falls ‘out’

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One new fire was confirmed yesterday in the Fort Frances District.

Fort Frances Fire #15 was a 0.1-hectare, lightning-caused blaze about 10 km southeast of Nestor Falls.

It was declared “out” by yesterday afternoon.

The number of active fires in the Northwest Region remains at 19, including two in Kenora District, five in the Nipigon District, two in the Red Lake District, and 10 in the Sioux Lookout District.

In other news, Kenora District enforcement personnel issued a ticket to someone burning during the day on Lake of the Woods.

Day burning of brush and grass fires is not allowed under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario.

For information on the outdoor fire mananagement guidelines, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention

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