Pair of new fires reported

Staff

Two new fires were reported in the Northwest Region between Tuesday and yesterday.
Fort Frances Fire #16 was a 0.5-hectare, human-caused fire on an island on Rainy Lake.
It is now “out.”
Dryden Fire #44, meanwhile, was a blaze that spread from an equipment fire.
It was listed as “under control” at 0.1 ha in size as of press time today.
There are no other active fires in the region at this time.
The fire hazard is “low” to “moderate” across the region, with some areas of “high.”
These hazards are forecast to drop over the weekend as seasonal weather, with some rain and possible snow in the far north, tracks through the region.
High winds also were expected ahead of the weather system.
In related news, hunters are reminded to be aware of FireRangers and vehicles as they respond to forest fires.