One new fire was confirmed in the Thunder Bay District of the West Fire Region yesterday.
Red Lake District, meanwhile, was investigating the report of two possible new fires by yesterday evening.
Smokey conditions are being reported in Red Lake District as heavy smoke from large fires burning in northern Manitoba is carried by high winds from the west.
This has prompted a number of general inquiry calls to the forest fire reporting number.
People seeking general information about the fire situation in the West Fire Region, or an update on the smokey conditions, are asked to call the information hotline at 1-888-258-8842.
If you are calling to report a forest fire, dial the seven-digit forest fire reporting number: 310-FIRE (3473).
The fire hazard currently is “low to moderate” across the West Fire Region, which currently has five active fires—one in Sioux Lookout District, one in Thunder Bay District, and three in Nipigon District.
These cover a total of 66.6 hectares.
The region has seen 268 fires to date, consuming 8,201.6 ha.