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Two new fires locally

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Two new fires were reported yesterday in the Northwest Region—both in Fort Frances District.

Fort Frances Fire #17, located at Little Turtle Lake, was listed as “being held” at 0.5 hectares in size.

Fort Frances Fire #16, located near Sturgeon Lake, has since been declared “out” at 0.1 ha.

The forest fire hazard is “moderate” to “high” in the region, with a pocket of “low” hazard in the southeast portion.

For more information about the current fire situation, and to view the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/forestfire

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

In related news, hunters are reminded to watch for firefighting personnel and vehicles operating on the landscape as they respond to new or existing forest fires.

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