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One new fire reported

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One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #15, located near Richardson Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Thunder Bay Fire #23, meanwhile, has been declared “out” at 0.1 ha.

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

Rain is in the forecast for the weekend.

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) also is available for general information updates.

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

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