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Progress made on fire near Kenora

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Three new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Two were in Red Lake District while the other one was in Sioux Lookout District.

There are 78 active fires in the region, 69 of which are listed as either “under observation," "being held," or "under control.”

Kenora Fire #71 has been remapped at 10,887 hectares in size following successful aerial ignition to bring it to natural boundaries.

Some 160 firefighters have been committed to this blaze and are making good progress following rain on the fire.

Heavy bucket helicopters continue supporting crews consolidating lines on the fire.

Crews also continue to maintain sprinkler systems on structures in the vicinity of the fire.

The forest fire hazard is “high” in the southern portions of the region and Nipigon District.

The northern portions have a “moderate” hazard.

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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