Thursday, August 22, 2013

New Fires In Region

Some more action for Ministry of Natural Resources firefighters.  Six new forest fires have been confirmed in Northwestern Ontario, specifically in the Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Kenora and Nipigon Districts.  Lightning was the main cause, however human-caused fires are also part of the total.  Many of the fires did require an air and ground attack as they were in areas that could threaten people or property, but now they are listed as under control.  Meantime, the fire hazard is moderate but is expected to reach high by this weekend.