The number of forest fires in the Northwest Region is increasing. There are around 11 active fires. Nine are in the Sioux Lookout District, one in the Nipigon District and one in the Kenora area.
Ministry of Natural Resources Information Officer Deb McLean says people should continue to monitor the situation in their area. McLean also reminds people that if they are lighting fireworks this weekend, that the residue must be put out.