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More new forest fires reported

NEWS RELEASE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ************************* Forest fire situation update - East Fire Region July 6, 2010 Two new fires were confirmed on July 5. North Bay 54 was reported at 0.1 hectares and has since been called out.
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NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

************************* Forest fire situation update - East Fire Region

July 6, 2010

Two new fires were confirmed on July 5.

North Bay 54 was reported at 0.1 hectares and has since been called out.

Sudbury 107 was reported at 0.1 hectares and has been called out.

To view the current forest fire hazard in your area, click here to view the fire danger map.

Residents are reminded that if found responsible for a forest fire, they can be charged under the Forest Fires Prevention Act and/or be liable for the costs of suppressing the fire.

This cost can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Campfires should be completely extinguished before leaving and residents, such as berry pickers, who spend time in forested areas should ensure that they are exercising care and caution in order to prevent needless forest fires.

Be FireSmart, visit here for more information on how to prevent forest fires.

310-FIRE (3473) is the new, toll-free emergency forest fire reporting phone number across northern Ontario.

The number will operate north of the French and Mattawa rivers.

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