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One new forest fire reported

NEWS RELEASE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ************************* Forest fire situation update Northeast Region - June 13, 2011 One new fire was reported in the Northeast Region on June 12 in Cochrane district.
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NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

************************* Forest fire situation update

Northeast Region - June 13, 2011 One new fire was reported in the Northeast Region on June 12 in Cochrane district.

Cochrane 6 was reported northwest of Moosonee and is being observed at 10.0 hectares.

There is no issue anticipated with this fire.

There were no new fires reported by the evening of June 13.

Clouds still linger in the region with a chance of showers from North Bay southward to Oshawa.

The remainder of the Northeast Region will see sunny skies with light to moderate winds.

Temperatures will reach the mid-twenties.

Tomorrow, the cloud cover will split and move north and south.

Temperatures will be in the low twenties under the cloud shield.

Regions under the sunshine will see higher temperatures with light winds.

To view the active fires in Ontario, visit Current Forest Fire Situation in Ontario here.

When cleaning up wood and grass debris, the ministry suggests composting, chipping or taking debris to a landfill site instead of burning.

If you still decide to burn debris, residents are reminded that they are required to follow safe outdoor fire guidelines.

In particular, there are restrictions on day burning of brush and grass.

Fires are to be started no sooner than two hours before sunset, be extinguished no later than two hours after sunrise, attended at all times and put dead out before leaving.

If you live within a municipality, contact your local municipal office or fire department before burning.

Be FireSmart!

For more information, visit here and report forest fires using the toll-free reporting number: 310-FIRE (3473).

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