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Kenora District confirmed the only new fire in the region yesterday, which is Kenora Fire #38.

This is a 0.1-hectare, lightning-caused fire that will be handled quickly by FireRangers.

The final count for July 21 was nine new fires—five lightning-caused and four human-caused.

No problems were encountered with any of the new fires on Sunday.

Meanwhile, there are 40 active fires in the region, 32 of which are being monitored.

The recent rainfall helped to declared a few fires “out” yesterday.

No problems are anticipated with any of the active fires at this time, and all of them received ample rainfall in the last 24 hours.

The next few days will be down days because of the recent rainfall, which will give FireRangers a chance to recycle their equipment and prepared for their next deployment.

The Kenora Fire Management Headquarters is monitoring a small, human-caused fire on an island on Lake of the Woods.

Known as Kenora Fire #35, it is located between Ferrier Island and Whiteout Island.

A Fire Assessment Report has been completed and this fire is not threatening any property or people at this time.

Kenora fire managers will continue to keep a close eye on this monitored blaze.

While things are relatively quiet here in Ontario, FireRangers and equipment have been sent by request to Manitoba, Quebec, and the Northwest Territories.

Every year, resources such as personnel, equipment, and aircraft are exchanged between provinces and territories, and into the United States, depending on the fire situation.

This type of resources-sharing is co-ordinated through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, which is located in Winnipeg.

The forest fire hazard currently is “low” for the entire region and a couple of quiet days are expected because of the recent rainfall.

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

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