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Quiet on fire front

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No new fires were reported yesterday in the Northwest Region.

The forest fire hazard is “low” across most portions of the region, except the northern sectors.

They have a “moderate hazard” that will continue to rise over the coming days with warm, dry weather in the forecast.

Currently there is one active fire in the regioon.

Suppression efforts continue on Nipigon Fire #11, which now is classed as “under control” at 210 hectares in size.

Values protection equipment is being removed from a mining camp south of the fire as there is minimal fire behaviour.

An infrared unit will be used during the week to pinpoint any remaining hotspots in the fire area.

Since April 1, there have been 90 fires in the region, burning 285.2 hectares.

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