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Dozen new fires start

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Five new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon while and seven were confirmed by day's end Saturday.

There were 149 active fires in the region in various states of suppression as of yesterday.

Scattered rainfall has assisted with suppression operations; however, fires continue to burn deep and require extensive effort by fire crews to extinguish.

Areas of concern remain Nipigon Fires #29 and #99, Sioux Lookout Fire #182, and the Big Trout Lake (KI) complex.

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