Two new fires ignite


There are two active fires in the Northwest Region, including one here in Fort Frances District.
Fort Frances Fire #7 first was reported Tuesday west of Mud Lake.
The human-caused blaze is listed as “under control” at 0.2 hectares in size.
The other active fire, Red Lake Fire #9, is a lightning-caused blaze also reported Tuesday.
It is listed as “under control” at 2.0 ha in size.
The fire hazard is “moderate” to “high” across the region, with most of Fort Frances District being classed as “high.”
In related news, the 310-FIRE reporting line previously has been experiencing technical difficulties in the region but all issues now have been resolved.
As such, the public once again can report forest fires by using 310-FIRE number.