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Several new forest fires

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There were 11 new forest fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the mid-afternoon of July 05.

- Fort Frances 09 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.

- Fort Frances 10 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near McKenzie Lake, approximately 52 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.

- Fort Frances 11 is not under control at 0.4 hectares and is located near Mack Lake, approximately 59 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.

All three fires are in the Eastern side of Quetico Provincial Park

- Thunder Bay 23 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located near Brennan Lake, approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Armstrong.

- Thunder Bay 24 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located near Brennan Lake, approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Armstrong.

- Nipigon 16 is not under control at 1 hectare and is located near Kagianagami Lake, approximately 153 kilometres northwest of Geraldton.

- Thunder Bay 25 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Windblown Lake, approximately 68 kilometres southeast of Atikokan.

- Red Lake 24 is not under control at 90 hectares and is located near Lizotte Lake, approximately 26 kilometres northeast of the community of North Spirit Lake.

- Kenora 19 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Bornite Lake, approximately 91 kilometres northeast of Kenora.

- Sioux Lookout 11 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Zionz Lake, approximately 29 kilometres south of the community of Cat Lake.

- Red Lake 25 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is in Opasquia Provincial Park, approximately 59 kilometres north of the community of Sandy Lake.

There are currently 29 active forest fires in the Northwest Region. 17 are not under control, eight are under control, one is being observed and three are being held.

The forest fire hazard is predominantly moderate to high across the region. There is some rain in the forecast.

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