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One new fire reported

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One new fire was reported in Dryden District early yesterday morning while a second report was called in later in the day about possible smoke in the northern sector of Sioux Lookout District, the Ministry of Natural Resources noted this morning.

Dryden District fire #14, a human-caused blaze smouldering in a slash pile, was reported and suppressed by a logging company.

A FireRanger crew investigated and called the fire “out” that morning, indicating no infractions were found.

The report of possible smoke on an island in Sioux Lookout District will be investigated.

Clouds and showers, with the risk of a thunderstorm, are forecast for the northern portions of the region, but mainly sunny and dry conditions to the east are expected.

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

Residents are reminded to always use caution with outdoor fires and follow safe burning guidelines. Remember to choose a safe site, keep your fire small, and never leave it unattended.

If it’s windy, don’t burn, and ensure the fire is put dead out before leaving the site.

If you live in a municipality, check local bylaws for any burning restrictions that may apply.

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