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Quiet on fire scene

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

There currently are six active fires in the region, one of which is listed as “under control" and five as "under observation.”

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

To see a complete list of fires across the province, click on our interactive map.

Traffic stops net charges

On Sept. 20 around 6:10 p.m., two members of the Rainy River District OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Portage Avenue in response to a traffic complaint.

Officers spoke with the driver, and commenced an investigation.

As a result, a 26-year-old Fort Frances man was charged with failure to comply with a recognizance and driving while under suspension.

Three drivers nabbed

On Sept. 12 around 11:50 p.m., a member of the Rainy River OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the Town of Rainy River.

Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined he had alcohol in his body.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Rainy River OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.