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Prescribed burn slated for area

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The Sakwite Lake prescribed burn in Fort Frances District is planned for ignition tomorrow.

Taking place on the Korpi Road in the Sakwite Lake area, the burn will regenerate the forest by removing blowdown.

For safety reasons, people are advised to stay away from this area ahead of the ignition and then post-ignition, due to smoky conditions, fire suppression traffic, and risk due to fire activity.

For more information, call Fort Frances District Office at 274-8639.

Meanwhile, there two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region between Oct. 12 and 15.

Both of these blazes were human-caused and located in Dryden District.

They are now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

No new fires were reported by yesterday afternoon and there currently are no active forest fires in the region.

The fire hazard is “low" in the north but "moderate" to "high” across the central and southern sectors of the region.

And it is forecast to rise in the coming days, with some areas in the southwest possibly reaching “extreme.”

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