Sunday, October 26, 2014

One fire reported

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Kenora Fire #11, located near Scout Bay on Lac Seul, was listed as “under control” at 0.1 hectares in size.

The other active fire in the region, Red Lake Fire #17, was “being observed” at last report at 152 ha.
It is located in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
Red Lake Fire #21 was declared out yesterday morning at 0.2 ha.
The forest fire hazard currently is “moderate” across the region, with the exception of Red Lake District, which is maintaining a “high” hazard.
A link to the Ontario Fire Danger Map, which is updated daily, can be found at www.ontario.ca/forestfire
In related news, there are now 257 personnel from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry on assignment in B.C. and the Northwest Territories to assist in ongoing forest fire management efforts there.
Ontario also has provided equipment to B.C.
For “FireSmart” tips, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention
Report forest fires by dialing 310-FIRE (3473).

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