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New fire located in the Nipigon District

July 26, 2016

By: TB Newswatch

There were two new fire confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of July 23. One is located in the Sioux Lookout District and one is located in the Nipigon District.

The forest fire hazard is high in the western portions of the region and moderate in the eastern portions of the region. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow.

The following fires have been declared out: Thunder Bay District Fire 027; Sioux Lookout District Fire 014; Sioux Lookout District Fire 024; and Sioux Lookout District Fire 32.

There are currently 16 active fires in the region:

• Nipigon District Fire 023 is a lightning-caused fire listed at 960 hectares in size. It is being observed and is located about 30 kilometres west of Neskantaga First Nation in the far north.

• Nipigon District Fire 024 is a lightning-caused fire listed at 0.2 hectares in size. It is being observed and is located on an island in Nibinamik Lake, 29 km east of Wunnumin Lake First Nation.

• Red Lake District Fire 003 in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park is being observed at a size of 74,334 hectares.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 020 is not under control at 40 hectares. This lightning-caused fire is located about 83 kilometres north of Pickle Lake.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 021, located about 95 kilometres north, northwest of Pickle Lake in the Pipestone River Provincial Park. It is listed as being observed at 16.0 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 022, located about nine kilometres east of Kingfisher Lake in the far north is a lightning-caused fire listed as not under control at 30.0 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 023, located about 35 kilometres west, southwest of Kingfisher Lake in a remote location is a lightning-caused fire. It is listed as being observed at 30 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 025, located in the far north near the Kakagiwizida River, east of the Pipestone River. It is listed as being observed at 0.5 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 026, located in the far north about 32 kilometres east of Pipestone River Provincial Park between Obigan and Brock Lake. It is a lightning-caused fire listed as being observed at 15 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 027, located in the far north about 21 kilometres north, northeast of the Pipestone River Provincial Park. It is a lightning-caused fire listed as being observed at 5.0 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 028, located 46 kilometres northeast of Cat Lake is being observed at 20 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 029, located 40 kilometres north of Cat Lake is being observed at 100 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 30, located 24 kilometres north, northeast of Cat Lake is being observed at 20 hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 31 located at the southeast portion of Pipestone River Provincial Park. It is listed as being held at two hectares in size.

• Sioux Lookout District Fire 033 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located 23 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout near Bindo Lake.

• Nipigon District Fire 027 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located 26 kilometres east of Terrace Bay near Ripple Creek.

By: TB Newswatch

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