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Number of fires and hazard increases

By Adam Riley Jul 4, 2023 | 2:00 PM

Photo courtesy of the MNRF

Not a good long weekend on the forest fire front, with a dozen new fires cropping up.

This brings the number of active fires in the region to 49, a third of which are not under control.

This comes as the fire hazard sits predominantly in the high to extreme in the Dryden, Thunder Bay and northern areas, with a bank of medium with low spots in the Kenora, Fort Frances, Atikokan, and Armstrong areas.

So far this year there have been a total of 237 fires in the region burning almost a quarter of a million hectares.


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