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One new fire over weekend

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There was one new forest fire confirmed on the weekend.

Fort Frances District #18 was located along the shore of Rainy Lake near Red Gut Bay on Saturday.

It is “out” at 0.1 hectares.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate” in the northwest sectors of the region and “low” in all other sectors.

Meanwhile, Ontario has 128 aviation and fire management personnel in Idaho and Montana.

There are 122 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 six people in Montana including air support group supervisors, helibase managers, and division supervisors.

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