Friday, October 24, 2014

Fire risk ‘moderate’

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
The one remaining active fire, Red Lake Fire #17, was “being observed” at last report at 152 hectares in size.

It is located in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
Kenora Fire #11 was declared “out” on Tuesday at 0.2 ha.
The forest fire hazard currently is “moderate” across most of the region, with the exception of the northern districts, where it is “high.”
A link to the Ontario Fire Danger Map, which is updated daily, can be found at www.ontario.ca/forestfire
Meanwhile, 252 personnel from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry remain on assignment in B.C. and the Northwest Territories to assist in ongoing forest fire management efforts there.
Ontario has also provided equipment, including 430 power pumps, 6,000 lengths of hose, and two values protection units to B.C.
For “FireSmart” tips, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention
Report forest fires by dialing 310-FIRE (3473).

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