One fire reported

the MNRF

One new fire was confirmed yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Region.
Nipigon District Fire #11 spread from a fire in forestry equipment to the surrounding bush.
Initially classed as “under control” at 0.1 hectares in size, it is now “out.”
The forest fire hazard remains “low” across most of the region, with an area of “moderate” hazard in the northwest sector of Red Lake District.
The hazard is forecast to begin rising in the northwest sector as the weather clears there, but is expected to remain “low” in the rest of the region.
There is only one active fire in the region.
Kenora District Fire #5, which has been burning since April 15, currently is classed as “under control” at 259.5 ha.
People are reminded that they are responsible for safe outdoor fire management and must follow guidelines set out in the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario, including no day burning of brush or grass fires.
Tips on how to be “FireSmart” can be found at ontario.ca/firesmart
For more information about the current fire situation, and to view the active fires map, visit ontario.ca/forestfire


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