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Fire hazard still rising

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The forest fire hazard currently is “moderate" to "extreme” across the Northwest Region.

The recent warming trend has seen the fire hazard continue to rise, especially in the western portion of the region.

As such, people are urged to use caution when venturing into forested areas.

As of yesterday afternoon, there have been 62 forest fires in the Northwest Region, burning a total of 162.6 hectares.

There were three new fires from June 5-8, with the largest being around two hectares in size.

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