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Fire hazard holding steady

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The forest fire hazard ranges from moderate to high throughout the Northwest Region, with some areas near Red Lake showing an extreme hazard.

No new fires were discovered yesterday.

At the time of this update, there were 12 active fires in the region: two of which were not under control, two were being held, four were under control and four were being observed.

Sioux Lookout fire #8 near Pickle Lake is now under control at 824 hectares.

Red Lake fire #14 near Pikangikum is now under control at 3,835 ha. in size.

Red Lake fire #17 northeast of Trout Lake is now being held at 6,507 ha.

Crews continue to establish new hose lines with support from aerial water bombing. Firefighters will also continue their efforts consolidating existing hose lines.

Remember that use of outdoor fires must follow the outdoor burning rules set out in the Forest Fire Prevention Act of Ontario.

Fires are to be started no sooner than two hours before sunset and extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise.

Fires should never be left unattended and tools and water should be close at hand to put the fire out.

More details on outdoor burning regulations can be found online at Ontario.ca/forestfire

To see a complete list of fires across the province click on our interactive map. You can also get the latest update on the condition of any fire by clicking the fire icon.

To report a forest fire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

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