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One new fire was reported yesterday in Nipigon District.

Nipigon Fire #61 is a grass fire along the side of Highway 17 west of Nipigon.

FireRangers from Thunder Bay District responded and put out the 0.1-hectare blaze by the afternoon.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Meanwhile, Red Lake Fire #24 also has been declared “out.”

This was a lightning-caused fire that started July 2 and burned 300 hectares about 40 km northwest of Red Lake.

The number of active fires in the Northwest Region has dipped to 26, including one in Kenora District.

Despite the return of sunshine in the forecast, the fire hazard is expected to remain “low” to “moderate.”

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

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