Fire totals up


Four new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon while three were confirmed by day’s end Wednesday.
Two of yesterday’s fires were in Sioux Lookout District, with the other two in Red Lake District.
Provincially, the fire numbers and hectares burned have surpassed 2016 for this time of the season.
There have been 647 fires to date in 2017, consuming 90,452 ha.
Last year at this time saw 604 fires charring 82,990 ha.
The 2017 numbers still are behind the 10-year average for fires to date (698) and 10-year average for hectares burned (103,999).