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One new fire reported

One new fire was confirmed in the Thunder Bay District of the West Fire Region yesterday.

Red Lake District, meanwhile, was investigating the report of two possible new fires by yesterday evening.

Smokey conditions are being reported in Red Lake District as heavy smoke from large fires burning in northern Manitoba is carried by high winds from the west.

Rain eases fire threat

It was a fairly quiet day in the West Fire Region yesterday.

The far north was under a “high to extreme” forest fire hazard, but that was expected to be downgraded following the expected rainfall last night.

There still are five fires being monitored in the West Fire Region, along with one new blaze near Wunnumin Lake First Nation in the far north.

A few fires pop up

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

Sioux Lookout Fire #48 was a smouldering blaze reported at the community of Wunnumin Lake at 0.2 hectares in size.

A FireRanger crew has been dispatched to the scene.

Meanwhile, one new fire was reported Tuesday evening in the northern community of Weagamow, also in Sioux Lookout District.

Night hunting costly for pair

Two Michigan men have been fined a total of $11,300, and are banned from hunting in Ontario, for a number of hunting offences.

Jamie Doucette, of Gladstone, was convicted of careless hunting, night hunting, and having a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

He was fined $8,300 and had his hunting licence suspended for six years.

Pair fined

Two anglers have been fined a total of $3,750 for having too many walleye in their possession.

Brent Kruger of Kenora and Cynthia Nault of Winnipeg pleaded guilty to having 15 walleye over the legal limit.

Kruger was fined $2,250 while Nault was fined $1,500.

Fire crews ready to head out

No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening of June 14.

The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the southern and central portions of the region as a result of ongoing rain.

Further north, however, the fire hazard rises to “moderate.” And in the far northeastern sectors of Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts, the hazard is “high.”