Smoke drifting into area

Light smoke from forest fires burning in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba has been drifting into Northwestern Ontario, the Ministry of Natural Resources fire management headquarters reported yesterday.
The smoke may be persistent in your area over the next few days.
If you are concerned with the health effects of smoke from forest fires, contact your local health unit.
In related news, six new fires were reported in the West Fire Region yesterday. Kenora District recorded three new starts, Sioux Lookout District two, and Dryden District one.
The West Fire Region has seen 255 fires to date, burning a total of 1141.5 hectares. Fort Frances District has seen a total of 38 blazes, consuming 17.9 ha.
The forest fire hazard across all sections of Northwestern Ontario is currently “high.”
Firefighters have been responding to a number of new lightning-caused forest fires over the past few days, and new ones are expected to be reported.
Forest fire prevention is everyone’s responsibility—use extra caution with all open flames, the MNR stressed. Don’t use sparklers or fireworks in grassy or forested areas, and make sure all fireworks are out cold before you dispose of them.
Keep your campfire small and ensure it is dead out before leaving.
To report a wildfire in Northwestern Ontario, call 1-888-284-FIRE (3473).

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