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Two new forest fires being battled in Ontario's Northwest

Half-hectare blazes break out near Mishkeegogamang First Nation and northeast of Atikokan
Forest Fire Map
(Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

THUNDER BAY -- Two new forest fires were confirmed in Ontario's Northwest Region on Sunday. 

The half-hectare Sioux Lookout No. 5 is listed as not under control near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation. For Frances No. 3 is also not under control and about half a hectare, located near Rawn Reservoir, about six kilometres northeast of Atikokan. 

A third forest fire, a 0.1-hectar blaze known as Kenora Fire No. 21, has been declared out at Gun Club Island on Lake of the Woods. 

Leith Dunick

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