Recent Lightning Sparks New Fires

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:05 AM

Lightning strikes started four new forest fires all in the Sioux Lookout District as of yesterday afternoon

An airtanker and a helicopter have been brought in to help crews limit the spread of a one hectare fire, as of yesterday the fire is not under control.

In just two days, Nipigon Fire 30, a blaze far north of Summer Beaver has grown to a sprawling 6600 hectares, thankfully the fire is burning away from the community.

Currently there are 53 active fires in the Northwest Region, 43 of which are either under observation, being held or under control.

The fire hazard is predominantly high in the Northwest.