There were nine new fires confirmed in the region by yesterday evening.

There are currently 71 active fires in the region, 63 of which are either under observation, being held or under control.

  • Sioux Lookout Fire 138 is located northwest of Tarp Lake, 50 kilometres west of Pickle Lake. At 1.0 hectare, the fire is not under control.
  • Thunder Bay Fire 58 is located southeast of Winn Lake, 77 kilometres northwest of Armstrong. The 1.5 hectare fire is not under control.
  • Red Lake Fire 188 is located east of Peall Lake, 45 kilometres north of Red Lake. At 0.1 hectares, the fire is not under control.
  • Fort Frances Fire 64 is located north of Anstey Lake, 60 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances. At 0.1 hectares, the fire is not under control.
  • Sioux Lookout Fire 139 is located south of Sleen Lake, 60 kilometres northeast of Sioux lookout. At 0.5 hectares, the fire is not under control.
  • Dryden Fire 65 is located 30 kilometres east of Ignace. The fire is not under control at 0.1 hectares.
  • Sioux Lookout Fire 140 is located near the eastern shore of Savant Lake, 116 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout. The fire is not under control at 0.1 hectares.
  • Sioux Lookout Fire 141 is located north of Bingo Lake, approximately 68 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout. The fire is not under control at 0.3 hectares.
  • Fort Frances Fire 65 is located near the mouth of Big Canoe River near Rainy Lake, 25 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances, the 0.2 hectares fire is not under control.

The fire hazard in the Northwest Region is generally high to extreme.

A Restricted Fire Zone, declared on August 16, for portions of the Northwest Region remains in place until further notice. This order is required to reduce the possibility of unwanted human caused fires.

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Sixteen new fire starts