Fire crews kept busy

Ministry of Natural Resources fire crews were busy over weekend dealing with 11 fires in the Fort Frances District alone.
Five new fires were reported Friday, with another five on Saturday and one more Sunday.
The largest blaze—burning 2.7 hectares—was located just south of Mine Centre.
Crews have actioned all the fires and “put them back.”
Harrold Boven, fire management supervisor here, said it was a fairly active weekend because the bush is low in moisture.
“The forest fuels are drying out,” he noted.
Boven added today (Monday) also was expected to be an “extreme burning day,” with the driest areas being located near Caliper Lake, Stratton, and Mine Centre.
But the potential of two-25 ml of rain overnight Monday should ease the fire hazard substantially.
Fire crews will remain on alert throughout the Fort Frances District.
(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)