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Fire sparked by lightning


There was one new fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon and another being investigated at the time of this report.

Kenora District fire #19 is a lightning-caused fire already listed as “being held” at 0.1 hectares in size.

It is located about 26 km west northwest of Kenora in the Pickerel Lake area.

This brings the number of active fires in the region to three, including Nipigon District fire #9, a lightning-caused fire being observed at 70 ha. located 40 km northwest of the community of Eabametoong; and Red Lake District fire #13, a 0.1 ha. human-caused fire located about 30 km north of Red Lake near Little Vermillion Lake.

It is listed as “under control.”

The forest fire hazard is “moderate" to "high" in the southern sectors of the region and "high" to "extreme” in the northern sectors of the region.

To see a complete list of fires across the province click on our interactive map found at

You can also 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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