Fire scene cooling off


Two new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region over the Labour Day long weekend.
Sioux Lookout Fire #35, a human-caused blaze reported Sunday, is now “out” at 0.3 hectares in size.
Red Lake Fire #23, meanwhile, was reported Friday in the community of Deer Lake, about 175 km north of Red Lake.
After an air attack and two crews taking action on it, that blaze also is now “out.”
Two active fires remain in the region, including one in Quetico Provincial Park which first started Aug. 14, and one in the Red Lake area, which first was reported Aug. 6.
Both are listed as “being observed.”
The forest fire hazard currently is “low” across most of the region.
Forest fire activity starts to ease as cooler weather arrives and days gradually get shorter.
But there still can be forest fire hazards and continued fire activity well into September.