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Two new fires were reported in the Northwest Region yesterday, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reported.

Thunder Bay Fire #12, a 0.1-hectare human-caused fire, was listed as “not under control” at last report.

Nipigon Fire #14, a 0.5-ha blaze, also is listed as “not under control.”

There currently is seven active fires in the region, including one in Thunder Bay District, three in Nipigon District, and three in Sioux Lookout District.

The fire hazard for Fort Frances District is “low” heading into the weekend.

But the hazard is “moderate" in the Kenora District, and "high" to "extreme” in the far north.

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