Saturday, December 20, 2014

Five more fires start

One new fire was confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Thunder Bay Fire #13, located north of Brennan Lake, was reported at “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size.

Four new fires were confirmed Wednesday.
Red Lake Fire #25, located near Blondin Lake, is reported as “being held” at 0.1 hectares in size while Kenora Fire #15, on Poplar Island on Lake of the Woods, is “being observed” at 0.1 ha.
Sioux Lookout Fire #18, near Shearstone Lake, is listed as “not under control” at 2.1 ha.
Red Lake Fire #26, on Mackenzie Island, was declared “out” at 0.1 ha.
The current number of active fires in the region has reached 15, with 10 of those “being observed.”
The fire hazard is “moderate” across the region.
A cold front moving through the northwest today will produce mainly cloudy skies, with showers and thunderstorms.
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 out to B.C. and the Northwest Territories.
More personnel, including overhead staff and FireRanger crews, are scheduled outbound later this week.
Resources that have reached the end of their duty time also are scheduled to return from the Northwest Territories.
For “FireSmart” tips, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention
Report forest fires by dialing 310-FIRE (3473).

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