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Smoke drifting in from out of province


Smoke drift is forecasted to be detectable throughout the far north due to large fires in the Northwest Territories, Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Communities in relative proximity to monitored fires in Ontario may detect smoke but concentrations are forecast to be light.

Meanwhile, the Northwest Region is getting multiple new fire starts daily.

Suppression activities continue with good progress being made and many of the remote fires are being monitored as they burn to natural boundaries like rivers and lakes.

FireRangers are a mobile firefighting force and move between districts and regions to provide support to the areas with the most fire activity and highest fire risk.

The fire hazard across the region is “high.”

To track the fire hazards and to see a complete list of fires across the province click on our interactive map.

There were five confirmed fires by Sunday afternoon— two in the district of Kenora, one each in Red Lake, Fort Frances and Sioux Lookout and another fire is currently being investigated in Thunder Bay.

There were 15 confirmed fires by day's end on Saturday. The Dryden and Nipigon districts had one fire each, two were in Kenora, four were in Red Lake, and seven were in Sioux Lookout District.

The majority of the new fires were caused by lightning.

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