More fires declared ‘out’


Yesterday was another quiet day in the West Fire Region, with no new fires reported and the number of active blazes dwindling.
Five monitored fires, all in the far north of Sioux Lookout District, were declared “out” yesterday.
Heavy amounts of rainfall in the two days prior helped extinguish these fires naturally.
There currently are four fires being monitored in the region—three in Sioux Lookout District and one in Red Lake District.
As well, one fire is receiving a response—a 2.6-hectare, lightning-caused blaze in Red Lake District which is classified as “under control.”
In related news, five Initial Attack Type 1 FireRanger crews continue to fight fires in northern Manitoba, where they are being dispatched from Leaf Rapids, Paint Lake, Lynn Lake, and Thompson.
The fire hazard remains “low” for most of the region, but is listed as “moderate” from Quetico Provincial Park to Thunder Bay and along the north shore of Lake Superior.