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The Northwest Region fire scene is quiet. There were no new fire yesterday and there are only four active fires in total.

A light smoke haze in the region is drifting in from fires in western Canada.

The forest fire hazard is “low” to “moderate” in the region. Although rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast they are expected to be scattered and areas not receiving rain will see a rising hazard as the weather remains clear in those areas.

Meanwhile, Ontario has 129 aviation and fire management personnel in Idaho and Montana. There are 117 personnel deployed to Idaho including FireRanger crews, aviation staff, and overhead personnel.

Two CL-415 heavy water bombers and a birddog aircraft are also on assignment there.

There are an additional 12 people traveling to Montana including air support group supervisors, helibase managers, division supervisors and heavy equipment bosses.

Ontario continues to supply equipment to Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program is reminding people that they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines set out in the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario including no day burning of brush or grass fires.

Campfires are to be tended at all times and put out before leaving.

For further tips on how to be FireSmart, visit ontario.ca/firesmart

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, ontario.ca/forestfire

Report forest fires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

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