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Three new fires reported in the region

Sunday, June 22, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF
NATURAL RESOURCES

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New Fires

Three new fires have been confirmed on June 22 in the Northeast Region with other initial reports being investigated.

Sault Ste. Marie 2 is not under control at 1 hectare and is located on a small island in Lake Panache.

Kirkland Lake 5 is not under control 1.5 hectares and is located near Perry Lake.

Hearst 3 is not under control at 0.2 hectares and is located a few kilometres west of Diamond Lake.

No issues are anticipated with any of the active fires.

Fire Hazard

The fire danger ranges from moderate to extreme throughout the region.

Exercise caution in any woodland activities.

Resources are adequate to deal with expected fire load.

Regional Synopsis

Forty-six fires have been confirmed in the Northeast Region to date, burning a total combined area of 199.8 hectares.

Be FireSmart!

Did you know? About 200,000 hectares of forest are burned each year and forest fires can cost millions of dollars to put out.

Often, unattended campfires are the cause.

If you're going camping and plan to have a campfire, please ensure you build a safe campfire.

Keep your campfire small, have water nearby and never leave it unattended. 

Once you are finished, make sure your campfire is completely extinguished.

Under the Forest Fires Prevention Act (FFPA), if you start a wildfire, you could be held liable for the costs of suppressing the fire.

For tips on how to Be FireSmart and ensure your campfire is safe, visit www.ontario.ca/fireprevention.

For more information about the current fire situation, visit www.ontario.ca/forestfire.

Report forest fires north of the French and Mattawa rivers by calling 310-FIRE (3473). 

In southern regions, forest fires can be reported by calling your local fire department.

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