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Fire hazard staying high

The forest fire hazard is mainly high throughout most of the Northwest Region with some moderate hazard conditions in the far north.

There were three new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Sioux Lookout fire #58 is located north of Lac Seul, approximately 59 kilometres northwest of Sioux Lookout.

The fire is out at 0.1 hectares.

Two impaired drivers nabbed

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday, officers from the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of George Road.

As a result of the collision investigation a young driver aged 17 was charged criminally with Operate Conveyance with 80 or more milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.