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One new fire reported

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There was one new forest fire confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #8 is being held at 0.5 hectares and is located in Pikangikum First Nation.

The forest fire hazard is moderate to high in the far north of Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts. The forest fire hazard is low across the remainder of the Northwest Region.

In related news, more than 110 staff members from Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services are assisting the province of Alberta with its escalated fire situation.

This includes FireRangers, support staff and one incident management team.

The sharing of resources across Canada is facilitated by the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre in Winnipeg under the Mutual Aid Resource Sharing agreement.

The fire situation in Ontario has been relatively quiet since the beginning of the 2019 fire season, and we remain fully prepared to respond to any forest fires that may arise here at home.

To report a forest fire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

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