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Rash of new fires hit region

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Seven new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Three of those were in Kenora District, including one located south of Kakagi Lake about eight km south of Nestor Falls.

It was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

The others were located west of Horseshoe Island on Lake of the Woods and at the north end of Cedar Lake.

There currently are 60 active fires in the region, six of which were listed as “not under control” at last report.

Two were “being held," six were "under control," and 46 were "being observed.”

Nine fires were declared “out” throughout the day yesterday.

The fire hazard in the region is mainly “moderate," with areas of "low” hazard in the Thunder Bay District and along the north shore of Lake Superior.

But hazard conditions in the Fort Frances, Kenora, and Dryden districts remain “high" to "extreme.”

As such, a Restricted Fire Zone, declared on Aug. 16 for portions of the Northwest Region, remains in place until further notice.

To see a complete list of fires across the province, as well as the details of Restricted Fire Zone boundaries, click on our interactive map.

You also can get the latest update on the condition of any fire by clicking the fire icon.

To report a forest fire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

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