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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.

Nipigon Fire #53 was listed as “being monitored” at 3.0 hectares northwest of Ogoki.

This fire was caused by lightning.

The fire hazard remains “low” to “moderate” for Northwestern Ontario. High winds still pose a concern along the north shore of Lake Superior.

In other news, crews and support staff returned from northern Manitoba yesterday morning and now are back at their home bases after a successful deployment.

All Ontario forest fire resources, staff, and aircraft are now back at home.

Thirteen fires are being monitored in Northwestern Ontario.

Red Lake Fire #41 and Kenora Fire #35 both are still receiving suppression from FireRangers and great progress is being made.

No problems are anticipated.

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