Eight new fires were reported across the region on Wednesday by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

There are currently 60 active fires in the district. 27 fires are not under control, four are being observed, 10 fires are being held and 19 fires are under control.

The forest fire hazard across the region ranges from low to extreme.

Kenora Fire 27, north of Kenora, is listed as under control at 4480 hectares.

The other fires of note are in the Thunder Bay and Nipigon districts.

The Ministry reminds residents that fires are to be ignited no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise and to always have tools/water adequate to contain the fire at the site.