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Wet weather great for fire hazard

By Adam Riley Jul 19, 2023 | 2:23 PM

Photo courtesy of the MNRF.

Wet weather across the region has helped keep the 39 active forest fires in check.

The predominant fire hazard is low across much of the region, save for a few patches of moderate in the Thunder Bay and Red Lake areas, as well as a large area around Lake Nipigon and Wabakimi Provincial Park.

A majority of those fires are either under control, being held, or under observation.

There are four fires of note according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry including, Sioux Lookout 33 near Wabakimi Provincial Park, where hose lines continue to be established as helicopters provide bucketing support.

Sioux Lookout 44 west of Lake St Joseph, which is being held thanks to hose lines directed at priority areas.

Nipigon 19 near Ogoki Lake, there crews are working to prevent the spread of the fire, utilizing infrared scanners to find hotspots along the fire’s perimeter.

and Red Lake 28, 40 kilometres north of Lac Seul First Nation, it too is being attacked by air and land assets, and like Nipigon 19, infrared scanning is also being used to assist.



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