Lighting sparks blaze

Staff

A fire was started by lightning yesterday on an island on Asheigamo Lake, north of Fort Frances.
Fort Frances Fire #21 was listed as “being observed” at 0.1 hectares in size.
Before that, the most recent fire in the region was reported by the day’s end Thursday.
Nipigon Fire #38, located about 35 km north of there, is now “out” at 0.1 hectares in size.
The forest fire hazard is “low” across the southern sectors of the region and “moderate” in the far north.
Hunters are reminded that FireRangers still can be out fighting fires in the bush and driving down the same back roads.
Keep an eye out and think safety first.
To report a forest fire, call 310-FIRE (3473).