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Two die in collision

At approximately 6:05 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah.

One new forest fire reported

There was one new forest fire confirmed by Saturday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #73 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near Corallen Lake, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.

There are currently 30 active fires in the region. One fire is not under control, two fires are being held, three fires are under control, and 24 fires are being observed.

Fire hazard staying high

The forest fire hazard is mainly high throughout most of the Northwest Region with some moderate hazard conditions in the far north.

There were three new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Sioux Lookout fire #58 is located north of Lac Seul, approximately 59 kilometres northwest of Sioux Lookout.

The fire is out at 0.1 hectares.

Two impaired drivers nabbed

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday, officers from the Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of George Road.

As a result of the collision investigation a young driver aged 17 was charged criminally with Operate Conveyance with 80 or more milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.