Fire crews from Wisconsin and Quebec have joined in the fight. Krista Prosser of the MNRF offers an update from Minaki.
"Given the current weather conditions and resources, Kenora Fire 71 continues to be a challenge as drought conditions are requiring extensive resources to mop up hot spots," she said this morning.
Crews from Wisconsin and Quebec have joined in the fight. The forest fire is about 10,000 hectares in size, or more than 25,000 acres.
"Today, there's approximately 150 fire rangers out on the line. With the aid of heavy and medium attack helicopters with buckets, they continue to suppress identified hot spots," Prosser added.
The ministry says the fire started with a lightning strike July 15. The forest fire hazard in the area is considered to be extreme, due to the heat and dry weather conditions, but no fire restrictions are in place. Some road closures have been imposed in the area around Kenora Fire 71.