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Latest forest fire situation update for the Northeast region

Saturday, June 29, 2013   by: Kate AdamsMNR News Release

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New Fires

Two fires were confirmed on June 27. Cochrane 13, near Fort Severn, is under control at 0.3 hectares. Sault Ste. Marie 4 was 0.1 hectares in size and is already out.

Active Fires

Four lightning fires in the northern portion of Cochrane district continue to be observed - Cochrane fire numbers 3, 4, 5 and 9.

Fire Hazard

The hazard is low to moderate throughout most of the region. Recently, higher relative humidity values have kept fire arrivals to a minimum. The Far North continues to have a high hazard.

Be FireSmart!

The Canada Day long weekend has finally arrived and the Ministry of Natural Resources is urging residents and visitors to exercise caution with campfires and discharging fireworks.

According to the Forest Fires Prevention Act (FFPA), people who set off fireworks must ensure there is no burning residue left.

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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