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Two new forest fires reported

NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ************************* New Fires Two new fires were reported on August 10. Parry Sound 22 is out at 0.1 hectares and is located northeast of Bracebridge. Algonquin Park 6 is under control at 0.
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NEWS RELEASE
 
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF
NATURAL RESOURCES
 
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New Fires
 
Two new fires were reported on August 10. Parry Sound 22 is out at 0.1 hectares and is located northeast of Bracebridge.
 
Algonquin Park 6 is under control at 0.2 hectares and is located on an island on Dickson Lake.
 
No issues are anticipated.
 
No new fires were reported at the time of this report on August 11.
 
A number of the existing fires are in Cochrane district and are being observed. 
 
There are no issues anticipated with any of the active fires.
 
Fire Hazard
 
The fire hazard is low in the northern half of the region, but rises to a fire hazard of moderate to high in the southern half.
 
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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