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Wet weather dampens forest fire situation

THUNDER BAY – The restricted fire zone that covers much of Northwestern Ontario remains, but that may be re-evaluated following a damp and cool weekend. No new forest fires were reported Sunday in the Northwest region.
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THUNDER BAY – The restricted fire zone that covers much of Northwestern Ontario remains, but that may be re-evaluated following a damp and cool weekend.

No new forest fires were reported Sunday in the Northwest region. The wet and cool weather also allowed the forest fire hazard rating to drop to low in many areas.

Despite that, a major wild fire near Red Lake remains out of control and 40 firefighters from British Columbia have been brought in to help battle the blaze.

Meanwhile, a fire burning near Geraldton airport is now listed as being held. 

Officials with the Ministry of Natural Resources are expected to re-evaluate the restricted fire zone Monday.

(CKPR Radio)