166 forest fires burning in northwestern Ontario on Thursday morning

An aerial view of the Kenora 51 fire, which is burning in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. As of Thursday, the fire was about 136,000 hectares, and not under control. (Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry/Provided)

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Air quality statements have been issued for parts of northwestern Ontario as more than 160 fires burn in the region.

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) said the fire hazard remains high to extreme in the eastern parts of the region, as well as areas of the Red Lake, Dryden, and Sioux Lookout districts, while the hazard is low to moderate in the southwestern parts of the region and the far north.

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Source: CBC News

 

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