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Two fires confirmed

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Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region yesterday afternoon.

Nipigon Fire #19, a human-caused blaze near Jackfish Lake, was listed as “being held” at 2.1 hectares in size.

Meanwhile, Nipigon Fire #18, located near Neys Provincial Park, was “under control” at 0.2 ha.

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

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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