Fire crews with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry responded to 12 new lightning-caused fires over the weekend, following thunderstorms in the north.

There are currently 42 active fires in the region, 38 of which are under observation, under control, or being held. The forest fire hazard is low to moderate in the southern portions of the region, and high to extreme in the northern portions of the region.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 48 is being observed at 0.2 hectares and is located near Lemont Lake in Pipestone River Provincial Park.
- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 49 is not under control at 150 hectares and is located near Brodeur Lake.

- Nipigon Fire Number 28 is not under control at 0.3 hectares and is located east of Muskrat Lake.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 50 is not under control at 10 hectares and is located near Waterous Lake, 15 kilometres west of Kingfisher Lake First Nation.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 51 is being observed at 20 hectares and is located near Ariott Lake.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 52 is being observed at 0.1 hectares and is located near Ariott Lake.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 53 is being observed at 5 hectares and is located 10 kilometres southeast of Wunnumin Lake First Nation.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 54 is being observed at 0.1 hectares and is located south of Windigo Lake.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 56 is being observed at 10 hectares and is located south of Windigo Lake.

- Sioux Lookout Fire Number 57 is being observed at 75 hectares and is located 25 kilometres southeast of Wunnumin Lake First Nation.

- Red Lake Fire Number 64 is being observed at 0.1 hectares and is located on an island on Trout Lake.

Additionally, following days of reduced fire activity and successful suppression efforts, resources are being demobilized from Red Lake Fire Number 38 near North Spirit Lake, and Sioux Lookout Fire Number 37 near Sachigo Lake in the far north. Both fires will be monitored by their respective districts, once crews and equipment are removed from the fire.

Local fire crews are also assisting crews in the North East Region, following several days with multiple new fire starts in their area.

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