There were five new fires in Fort Frances District by the early evening yesterday.
These included three in Quetico Park, one located northwest of Fort Frances on Kishkutina Lake, and a fifth located northeast of Fort Frances, on an island between Little Sawbill Lake and Farrington.
Work continues on active fires across the region. The weather has helped to cool things down although there are still 44 active fires in the region and new fires continue to be reported. There are 12 active fires in the Fort Frances District; eight in the Nipigon District, four in the Red Lake District, 13 in the Sioux Lookout District and seven in the Thunder Bay District.
The fire hazard is “moderate” across the entire region, except along the Canada/U.S. border which is “moderate to high”.
Retrieval of equipment and basecamp structures that are no longer needed on fires continues. This equipment will be inspected, cleaned, repaired and be ready for use. This retrieval includes equipment that was on loan from other provinces.
Fire personnel are also beginning the process of preparing fire bases and forward attack bases for winter. Attack bases will remain operational where fire activity requires their use.