Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Two new forest fires are burning in the northwest region. There are still 65 active fires and over 80,000 hectares of area burned in forest fires this year. The North has the majority of the fires with 30 in the Red Lake District, 19 in the Sioux Lookout District and 8 in the Nipigon District. Despite the low fire hazard in the South, the Fort Frances District is managing 6 active fires, the Thunder Bay District 1 and the Kenora District 1.