Saturday, November 1, 2014

Forest fire hazard on rise

The forest fire hazard is rising in the Northwest Region, with three new blazes having been confirmed by early evening yesterday in the districts of Kenora, Red Lake, and Sioux Lookout.
The current number of active fires in the region has reached 11, with nine of those listed as “being observed.”

A link to the Ontario Fire Danger Map, which is updated daily, can be found at www.ontario.ca/forestfire
Meanwhile, resource movement continues from Ontario to B.C. and the Northwest Territories.
More personnel, including overhead staff and FireRanger crews, are scheduled to be outbound later this week.
Resources that have reached the end of their duty time also are scheduled to return from the Northwest Territories.
Ontario is also providing equipment to B.C.
For “FireSmart” tips, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention
Report forest fires by dialing 310-FIRE (3473).

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