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Four fires on weekend

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There were four fires in the Northwest Region over the weekend, including two in Kenora District and one each in Nipigon and Dryden districts.

All of these fires have been declared “out.”

No new fires were confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

The fire hazard ranges from “low” to “high” across the region, with Red Lake District showing the highest hazard.

People are reminded 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, visit ontario.ca/forestfire

The Northwest Region Fire Information Hotline (1-888-258-8842) is available for general information updates.

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

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