Fire hazard low to moderate

From the MNRF

The forest fire hazard is currently low to moderate in the Northeast Region, with the exception of Greenstone sector which presents a high hazard in some areas.

There were no new fires in the Northwest region yesterday.

There are four active fires in the Northwest Region at the time of this report; none of them are in the Fort Frances sector.

Two of the fires are not under control, and two are being held.

Sioux Lookout fire #8 near Pickle Lake (833 hectares) continues to exhibit minimal fire activity after receiving a significant amount of precipitation over the past few days.

A total of 17 crews are assigned to the fire, command over which has transitioned to an Incident Management Team.

Heavy equipment continues to construct fire guard in critical areas and values protection (sprinkler) systems have been installed on buildings and infrastructure as a precaution.

Dryer conditions are expected to return today but further precipitation later in the day is also expected.

Red Lake fire #14 near Pikangikum has received significant rainfall over the past few days.

The fire is now being held at 3,835 hectares. There are 20 crews assigned to this fire with additional support staff.

Crews continue to identify and extinguish hot spots and continue to remove values protection (sprinkler) equipment from buildings and infrastructure.

Eight crews and an incident management team are assigned to Red Lake fire #17, which is located northwest of Trout Lake, with six more fire crews expected to arrive late yesterday.

The fire is currently sized at 6,803 ha. and is not under control.

Rain in the area has helped the fire suppression effort and values protection equipment has been set up in various locations as a precaution.

Fire crews continue to patrol established hoseline, extinguish hotspots and continue to establish new hoselines.