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Quiet on fire scene

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No new fires had been reported in the West Fire Region by late afternoon yesterday.

The forest fire hazard remains “low” for Northwestern Ontario.

Thunderstorms and rain continue to track over the region, bringing lightning to most districts.

However, lightning is less of a concern now because there has been heavy rainfall associated with it.

FireRangers will use the rain and wet conditions to their advantage, and continue to make progress on far north fires while still being able to respond to any new starts.

There have been 492 fires in the West Fire Region to date, consuming 84,260.8 hectares in total.

If the public suspects a forest fire in their area over the holiday weekend, they can report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

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