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From the MNRF

Fire scene still quiet

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

There currently are 22 active fires in the region, all of which either are listed as “under observation" or "under control.”

The forest fire hazard is “low" across most of the region, with a few pockets of "moderate” hazard in the southwest portion.

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

One new fire start

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Sioux Lookout Fire #167 was located on an island in Abram Lake, about five km southwest of the town of Sioux Lookout.

The 0.1-hectare blaze was listed as “not under control” at last report.

Fire scene slowing up

No new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by early yesterday evening.

One new fire was reported Friday evening and confirmed Saturday near Ash Bay on Rainy Lake.

Fort Frances Fire #78, located about 35 km north of Fort Frances, later was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Man fined for fire offence

A Lake Helen man has been fined and given a probation order under the Forest Fire Prevention Act.

Arden Fawcett pleaded guilty and was fined $600 for burning grass without a permit.

He also was given a two-year probation order prohibiting him from starting a fire at his camp or at the public access point of Steamboat Bay in Lake Helen.

Fire crews heading west

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

Kenora Fire #145 was located south of Greenwater Lake, near the CP Rail line about 27 km west of Kenora.

The 0.2-hectare blaze was listed as “not under control” at last report.

The other two fires were located in Thunder Bay District.

Fire hazard on the rise

Three new fires were reported in the Northwest Region by mid-afternoon yesterday.

Dryden Fire #75 was located on an island on Pickerel Arm of Minnitaki Lake, about 50 km northeast of Dryden.

It was declared “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.

The other fires were located in Thunder Bay District and Red Lake District.