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MNR fire situation staying quiet here

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The fire hazard is “low” across the region, with only one new fire—Dryden #21—reported over the weekend.

That blaze was 0.1 hectares in size but has since been extinguished.

There currently are no active fires in the region, or the entire province.

Regardless of the fire hazard, remember to keep your fire small, never leave it unattended, and make sure it is completely extinguished before leaving the site.

Summer days in August are great for outdoor fun and this often means shore lunch fires to cook a fresh catch of fish, berry-picker fires for tea or coffee, or evening campfires to chase away the chills.

These small fires can become wildfires that pose a threat to people and property.

For more information on how to be “FireSmart,” visit ontario.ca/fireprevention.

Meanwhile, Ontario continues to support the forest fire situation in British Columbia by providing personnel, equipment, and aircraft.

A total of 17 four-person fire crews and an incident management team were scheduled to return to Ontario yesterday.

B.C. continues to deal with an escalated forest fire situation, new fire starts, and a number of large fires that are requiring significant commitment of firefighting resources.

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