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Fire hazard now 'high'

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The fire hazard is now “high” in most of the Northwest Region.

Fire activity is expected to increase as forest fuels begin to dry out after the rain events over the last few days.

There were 55 active fires in the Northwest Region as of late yesterday, with 29 of these listed as “being observed.”

The other 26 are being actioned by suppression crews and aircraft.

The public is urged to take an active role in preventing more fires.

This can be done by not burning when it is windy, monitoring your fire, and ensuring you have water nearby to extinguish it.

As a reminder, there is no day burning of brush and grass.

Also be sure to keep your campfires small and actively attended.

To see a complete list of fires across the province, click on our interactive map found at www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires

You also can 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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