Recent rain is allowing the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to breathe a bit of a sigh of relief.

While there are still 61 fires burning in the northwest at this time only 7 are listed as not under control.

A majority of those fires are focused in the Red Lake and far north areas.

That rain has also dropped the fire hazard across the region to low across much of the region.

The only outlier is the Kenora Sioux Narrows Nestor Falls area, with a moderate hazard.

However a restricted fire zone remains in effect.