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Few fires over weekend

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Just one new fire was confirmed yesterday in the Northwest Region.

Kenora Fire #51 was a 0.1-hectare blaze that was caused by a tree on a power line that caught fire along Highway 673.

It is now “out.”

One fire was reported Saturday.

Dryden Fire #25, a single tree struck by lightning, is now “out” at 0.1 ha in size.

As well, one blaze was reported Friday.

Thunder Bay Fire #48 was a single tree struck by lightning and smouldering in the Sunbow Lake area about 90 km west-southwest of Thunder Bay.

The forest fire hazard is “low” across the region.

In related news, Ontario is supporting forest fire-fighting efforts in Idaho.

Some 118 personnel have been deployed there, including FireRanger crews, aviation staff, and overhead personnel.

Two CL-415 heavy waterbombers and a birddog aircraft also are on assignment there.

Ontario also continues to supply equipment to Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan.

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