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Fire crews scaled back

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Ontario firefighting resources are scaling back as the autumn season approaches and fire activity slows.

FireRanger crew members ended their contracts in the first week of September.

Senior crew members are extended until Sept. 20, and extensions can be added if the fire situation increases.

However, later in September and into October, the days are shorter and nights are cooler, which serves to reduce the number of fires and ease the severity of fire behaviour.

The current resources are adequate for conditions at this time.

Just one new fire was confirmed over the holiday weekend—on Saturday in Fort Frances District.

The blaze, located about 55 km east of Fort Frances, was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

The forest fire hazard is “low” across the region as a result of recent heavy rainfall.

For more information about the current fire situation and the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/forestfire

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

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