No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening.
Although rain and low forest fire hazards are keeping the fire scene quiet, there are some active fires in the region.
Red Lake District Fire #32, located northeast of Pikangikum, is classed as “under control” at 4,417 hectares in size.
A recent infrared scan of the fire showed one hot spot. Work will continue on the fire until it is declared “out.”
Nipigon District is planning an aerial reconnaissance into the far north, once the weather improves, to monitor Nipigon District Fire #27.
Located about 330 km north-northeast of Geraldton, this lightning-caused fire, which started May 17, is being monitored as it is a natural renewal force in the forest.
At last mapping, it was 1,925 ha in size.
Sioux Lookout District, meanwhile, is monitoring two fires in its far north.
Sioux Lookout Fire #41, located about 15 km south of the community of Sachigo, is a lightning-caused blaze that started May 25.
It is two km offshore on an island on Sachigo Lake, and is being monitored at 0.5 ha in size.
Sioux Lookout Fire #42, a lightning-caused fire that started May 27, is located about 75 km northeast of Pickle Lake.
This fire is being monitored and is 0.1 ha in size.
Sioux Lookout Fire #45 also is being monitored. This four-hectare fire, located about 16 km east of Weagamow, is burning into a lake on the north side.
And given rain and cooler weather forecasts, it is not expected to grow or have any impacts on Weagamow.
There also are four fires burning in provincial parks in the region, including three in Quetico and one in Wabakimi.
These fires will be monitored as they burn, helping to restore ecosystems and wildlife habitat in aging or storm-damaged forests.
The region has seen 246 fires to date, consuming 8,128.3 ha in all.