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New fires over weekend

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There was one new fire confirmed by yesterday afternoon.

Kenora District fire #46 was located near Kilvert Lake.

It was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares

There was one new fire reported on Saturday.

Kenora District fire #45 was located near Canoe Lake. It was “out” at 0.3 ha. in size.

The forest fire hazard is “low” with pockets of “moderate” in the far north and southwest of the region.

The out-of-province deployment of Ontario fire management personnel has ended. At this time there are no requests for more resources to assist the west.

Since May, Ontario has provided forest fire management assistance to Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba (Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center assignments), the Northwest Territories, Parks Canada, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.

A number of deployments through the season to date has resulted in a total of 957 personnel deployed (the total includes people who were on out of province assignment more than once).

The total number of people times the number of days they spent on deployments since May equals 15,646 person days.

Ontario continues to supply equipment including fire hose, sprinkler kits, pumps and chainsaws to Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba (Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center) and Saskatchewan.

For 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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