Crews make progress on forest fires

Cooler weather and some recent rainfall has enabled the forest fire management program in Northwestern Ontario to make excellent progress on extinguishing existing forest fires across the region.
There currently are 46 active forest fires in Northwestern Ontario, covering 15,643 hectares, and firefighters are continuing with their work—hunting for hotspots and extinguishing smudges.
  Eight of these blazes are in the Quetico Provincial Park area of the Fort Frances District.
The forest fire hazard is currently “low” to “moderate,” although dry weather during July has left the forests of Northwestern Ontario susceptible to fire starts.
The recent rainfall will have a temporary effect on the fire hazard in the region.
But firefighters and firefighting resources will be ready to respond when the forest fire situation once again escalates in the region.