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Weekend fire update

By Adam Riley Jul 17, 2023 | 8:27 AM

Photo courtesy of the MNRF.

Wetter and cooler weather has done the region some good on the forest fire front, with the hazard now low to moderate across a majority of the Northwest.

Of the 41 active fires in the region, a total of 33 of those fires have been classified as under control, being held or under observation.

Four new fires were reported in the region over the weekend, three in the area of Gravel River Provincial Park along the North Shore of Lake Superior, while a fourth cropped up on Thompson Island, 23 kilometres south east of Thunder Bay.

All four of these new fires are considered not under control.

Two of the larger fires of note in the region are in the Sioux Lookout and Red Lake areas, with Sioux Lookout 33 at 60,394 hectares and Red Lake 28 at 19,177 hectares.

Both are also classified as not under control and are being attacked by both air and land assets of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.


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