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Fire hazard set to drop

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The forest fire hazard in the North West Fire Region ranges from moderate to high throughout most of the Northwest Region, with some areas north of Red Lake showing an extreme hazard.

But unsettled weather conditions in the Fort Frances District, and the south end of the Kenora and Dryden Districts will bring the hazard down to low.

No new fires were discovered yesterday.

At the time of this update, there were 10 active fires in the region—one of which was not under control, one was being held, four were under control and four were being observed.

Remember: 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 fire, call 310-FIRE (3473)

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