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No new fires to report: MNR

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There were no new fires in the West Fire Region yesterday.

Aviation and fire operations are scaling back following normal seasonal changes and downgrades as cooler, wet weather comes through and the fire hazard drops.

Seven fires remain active in the region, but they are not threatening any values.

The blazes are being monitored rather than extinguished as they are a filling an ecosystem renewal role in the boreal forest.

The forest fire season is not officially over until Oct. 31, and the risk of fires remains through September and October, so basic fire response operations will remain in effect, although scaled back to match the season and the hazard.

Remaining crews continue with training exercises and assisting other programs with work assignments, as well as working to recycle and repair equipment and prepare forward attack fire bases for winter.

The services centre in Thunder Bay is busy processing fire hose and equipment.

Residents are reminded to always use caution with outdoor fires and follow safe burning guidelines.

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