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No new fires reported in region

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It remains quiet on the fire scene, although there are concerns about a “moderate” to “extreme” forest fire hazard in the north.

Meanwhile, a flood watch continues for the districts of Fort Frances and Dryden.

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by the early evening of June 25.

There are three active fires, including two in Red Lake District and one in Sioux Lookout District.

Aerial reconnaissance was planned today for Red Lake Fire #8 and Sioux Lookout Fire #7, which are being monitored.

An infrared scan of Red Lake Fire #4 also was planned.

Located southwest of the Town of Red Lake, this fire is classed as “under control” at 95 hectares in size.

For tips on how to be “FireSmart,” and ensure your campfire is safe, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention

A link to the Ontario Fire Danger Map, which is updated daily, can be found at www.ontario.ca/forestfire

Report forest fires by dialing 310-FIRE (3473).

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