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Fire scene slowing up

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No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by early yesterday evening.

One new fire was reported Friday evening and confirmed Saturday near Ash Bay on Rainy Lake.

Fort Frances Fire #78, located about 35 km north of Fort Frances, later was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

There currently are 27 active fires in the region, including 25 listed as “under observation" and two as "under control” at last report.

The forest fire hazard currently is “low” throughout the region.

To report a forest fire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

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