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Pair of blazes sparked in district yesterday

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Four new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon, including two in Fort Frances District.

Fort Frances Fire #76, located near Calm Lake about 30 km northwest of Atikokan, was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

Fort Frances Fire #77, located near McPherson Lake about 42 km west of Atikokan, also was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 ha at last report.

The other two fires were located in Kenora District and Sioux Lookout District.

There currently are 48 active fires in the region, 43 of which are listed as either “under observation," "being held," or "under control.”

The forest fire hazard is “high" across most of the region, with a few pockets of "moderate" and "extreme.”

Rain is in the forecast for the next few days.

To see a complete list of fires across the province, click on our interactive map.

You also can get the latest update on the condition of any fire by clicking the fire icon.

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

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