Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Region – May 25, 2017

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MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport

MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport

THUNDER BAY – Wildfire Update – There were 10 new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region between May 19 and the evening of May 24 in the districts of Dryden, Kenora, Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Thunder Bay.

There were three new fires on May 19, two new fires on May 20, one new fire on May 21, no new fires on the Victoria Day Monday and the next day. There were three new fires on Wednesday, May 24 and one new fire by the evening of May 25 in the region.

Four fires remain active in the Nipigon and Red Lake Districts, the remainder have been put out.

The forest fire hazard is high in the western and central regional sectors but there may be some relief with rain in the forecast.

To see a complete list of fires across the province click on our interactive map. You can also get the latest update on the condition of any fire by clicking the fire icon.

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Report prepared by Deb MacLean