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Lightning sparks fire

One new fire was confirmed yesterday in the West Fire Region.

Located on the Deadhorse Road in Nipigon District, just west of Marathon, the lightning-caused blaze was small at 0.1 hectare in size.

It is now “out.”

There are four active fires in the region, covering 575.1 ha. Three of these fires are in Sioux Lookout District while the fourth is in Red Lake District.

Lightning sparks fire

One new fire was reported in Fort Frances District late Tuesday evening.

Fort Frances Fire #39 was a lightning-caused blaze located on Highway 622, north of Atikokan.

The fire was 0.1 ha in size and originally actioned by the public.

It is now listed as “out.”

One new fire reported

One new fire was reported in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening.

Nipigon Fire #53 was listed as “being monitored” at 3.0 hectares northwest of Ogoki.

This fire was caused by lightning.

The fire hazard remains “low” to “moderate” for Northwestern Ontario. High winds still pose a concern along the north shore of Lake Superior.

Fire risk dampened

Yesterday was a quiet day on the fire scene across Northwestern Ontario.

Partly cloudy skies and scattered showers over the last 24 hours have kept the forest fire hazard at “moderate,” with a slightly higher fire hazard along the north shore of Lake Superior stretching east from Thunder Bay to Terrace Bay.

One new fire reported

One new fire was reported by yesterday evening in the West Fire Region.

Sioux Lookout Fire #59 is located about 120 km north of Pickle Lake and is reported at 18 hectares in size.

It is being monitored.

Active fires remain in the region’s far north, but no problems are reported with them.

Two new fires reported

Two new fires were confirmed in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening.

Red Lake Fire #38 is located northwest of the community of Sandy Lake, in the far northern portions of Red Lake District.

A second fire, also in Red Lake District, is located west of the community of Keewaywin in the far north.