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Fire hazard dampened


The forest fire hazard is “low” across the south sectors of the Northwest Region and climbing into “moderate” across the Far North.

However, as the weekend approaches, it looks like rain is in the forecast for most of Northwestern Ontario.

One new fire was confirmed yesterday—a small blaze smouldering in an old slash pile on the Graham Road in Dryden District.

No problems are anticipated with this fire.

Three active fires remain in the region, including two in Red Lake District and one in Sioux Lookout District.

For tips on how to be “FireSmart,” and ensure your campfire is safe, visit

A link to the Ontario Fire Danger Map, which is updated daily, can be found at

Report forest fires by dialing 310-FIRE (3473).

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