Kenora Fire 71 is now more than 10,000 hectares in size. It's also one of more than a dozen burning in the district.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reports the fire hazard is high across the district. Many of the new fires are being caused by lightning.
Lightning activity accompanied by minimal precipitation in some areas has given rise to seven new fires in the Northwest region by the early evening of July 28.
Kenora Fire 84 is located approximately 17 kilometres east of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation (White dog). The 2.5 hectare fire, which is not under control, is located in the vicinity of one the region`s fires of note, Kenora Fire 71.
Kenora Fire 85 is also in the vicinity of Kenora Fire 71, approximately 34 kilometres north of Minaki near Separation Rapids. The 0.4 hectare fire is currently not under control.
Dryden Fire 26 is located near Rosamond Lake approximately 26 kilometres northwest of Dryden. The 0.1 hectare fire is not under control.
Dryden Fire 27 is located approximately 1.7 kilometres west of Richan and Hwy. 655. The 0.1 hectare fire was not under control at the time of this update.
Kenora District is showing a high fire hazard, as are central areas of the far north in the Sioux Lookout District. Elsewhere the hazard ranges from moderate to low in the Dryden, Red Lake, Fort Frances, Thunder Bay and Nipigon Districts.
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