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One new fire reported in region over weekend

One new fire was reported in the West Fire Region in the past few days.

On Saturday, Thunder Bay Fire Management Headquarters staff responded to a report of a smouldering fire burning in moss and vegetation on a site about 20 km north of Thunder Bay.

The 0.1-hectare blaze was determined to be an old lightning fire that was smouldering for a long period of time.

No new fires reported here

No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Meanwhile, the MNR’s Fire Management Headquarters in Dryden reported that a successful prescribed burn on an island on Eagle Lake continues to smoulder.

This is considered beneficial as it means it will burn off more storm-damaged forest.

A few fires reported this week

No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region yesterday, but a small number of blazes earlier in the week have kept Ministry of Natural Resources crews busy this fall.

Two new fires occurred Monday and Tuesday in the Lake of the Woods area of Kenora District.

Kenora Fire #27 was a lightning-caused fire on an island near Nestor Falls.

Fine for walleye over-limit

A Wisconsin angler must pay $1,750 for possessing an over-limit of walleye.

Thomas Eake of Sheboygan Falls was convicted under the Ontario fishery regulations for possessing an over-limit of over-sized walleye.

Eake also is not allowed to fish in Ontario for one year.

All of his fish were seized and forfeited to the Crown.