Saturday, October 25, 2014

Quiet weekend for fires

Just one new fire was reported in the Northwest Region over the weekend.
Nipigon Fire #19 was confirmed Saturday in Marten Falls First Nation, but has since been declared “out” at 0.3 hectares.

Ten fires remain active in the region, all of which currently are listed as “being observed.”
None of these are in Fort Frances District.
The forest fire hazard remains “low” across the region.
In related news, there are 366 personnel from Ontario out of province at this time, with 300 in B.C. and 66 in the Northwest Territories.
Additional resource moves, including overhead personnel and FireRanger crews, are planned for B.C. later in the week.
Meanwhile, rotation continues of personnel returning to Ontario as their scheduled deployment ends.
For “FireSmart” tips, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention
Report forest fires by dialing 310-FIRE (3473).

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