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No new fires here

No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening.

There were, however, seven active fires, including four in Thunder Bay District, two in Nipigon District, and one here in Fort Frances District.

Lightning sparks fire in Quetico

One new fire was reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday evening in Nipigon District.

There also were three new fires reported by day’s end Saturday—all caused by lightning.

Fort Frances Fire #6, located in the southwest portion of Quetico Provincial Park, was being monitored as it will benefit the ecological integrity and health of the area.

Fire scene still quiet

One new fire was reported in the Northwest Region yesterday, and another possible one being checked out.

Nipigon Fire #14, located in the northern sector of Nipigon District at Ogoki Post, was reported yesterday morning and declared out the same day.

Thunder Bay Fire #22 remains the only active fire in the region at this time.

No new fires on weekend

No new fires were reported in the Northwest Region over the weekend.

Thunder Bay Fire #22 remains active. Currently classed as “under control” at 1,317 hectares in size, the blaze has been going since May 19.

Type 2 fire crews continue to mop up and extinguish hot spots using hand tools, supported by helicopter-bucketing.

Pair fined

Two U.S. residents have been fined a total of $1,000 for shooting a deer on posted private land.

Peter Flood, of Barre, Vt., and Ronald Comette, of Brookfield, Vt., were fined $800 and $200, respectively, for trespassing to hunt.

Fishing, boating offences net fines

Two Nipigon-area residents have been fined $3,050 for fishing and boating-related offences.

Marc Paquette was fined $900 for possessing six walleye over the legal limit, $500 for obstructing conservation officers, $200 for operating a small vessel after sundown without navigation lights, and $200 for not having a buoyant heaving line aboard the boat.