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One new fire reported

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

Kenora District Fire #31 is a 0.1-hectare blaze located just north of Perrault Falls burning in grass adjacent to Highway 105.

Meanwhile, Red Lake Fire #26 has been declared “out.”

This fire, located about 110 km east of Red Lake, started May 18 and required aggressive air and ground attack, as well as an Incident Management Team, to contain.

Recent infrared scanning of the fire had mapped hot spots not visible to the human eye, and these were dug up and put out.

Its final size was pegged at 1,077 ha.

Red Lake District Fire #32, located northeast of Pikangikum, had another hot spot revealed by infrared scanning within the interior of the fire area, but work is progressing well.

It has been declared “under control” at 4,417 ha in size.

Rain continues to be the main theme of the weather forecasts, and the forest fire hazard is “low” across the West Fire Region.

Outdoor fires, such as campfires, are allowed, but must follow safe fire management guidelines.

They must be kept small, attended at all times, and put out before leaving the site.

Daytime burning of brush or grass fires is not permitted. Fires must be started no sooner than two hours before sunset, and put out no later than two hours after sunrise.

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