The forest fire hazard is extreme across the district today, as crews fight 78 fires in the region. Seven new fires started yesterday, including two in the Kenora area. However, the smoke and haze will continue to come from Western Canada and the U.S., due to weather patterns.

There were seven new fires confirmed in the region by the late afternoon of August 12.

Nipigon Fire Number 56 is not under control at 2.4 hectares and is located near Ficht Lake, approximately 94 kilometres north of Armstrong.

Nipigon Fire Number 57 is not under control at 5 hectares and is located near Luella Lake, approximately 94 kilometres north of Armstrong.

Fort Frances Fire Number 50 is being held at 0.2 hectares and is located near West Jackfish Lake, approximately 39 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances.

Kenora Fire Number 110 is being held at 0.1 hectares and is located near Trout Lake, eight kilometres north of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation.

Red Lake Fire Number 166 is being observed at 5 hectares and is located near McInnes Lake, approximately 135 kilometres north of Red Lake.

Kenora Fire Number 111 is not under control at 0.4 hectares and is located near George Lake, approximately 21 kilometres northwest of Kenora.

Thunder Bay Fire Number 51 is not under control at 1.0 hectare and is located near Elf Lake, approximately 47 kilometres northwest of Armstrong.

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