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Dozen new fires detected in Northwestern Ontario

Twelve fires still considered not under control
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Forest fire, Photo courtesy MNRF.

THUNDER BAY -- A dozen new forest fires have been detected in Northwestern Ontario.

Aviation Forest Fire and Emergency Services on Sunday said the new fires bring the active count in the region to 33.

There were three new fires in the districts of Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, two in the districts of Dryden and Fort Frances and one in each in the districts of Thunder Bay and Kenora. Ten of the fires are considered not under control, while Fort Frances 50 and Fort Frances 51 have both been declared out.

A dozen of the 33 fires are considered not under control, three are being held, 10 are being observed and eight are under control.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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