MNR Dealing With Hot and Dry Conditions

Lightning strikes sparked 15-new fires across the Northwest Region

Firerangers and waterbombers were able to hit the fires early to limit their size.

Ministry of Natural Resources Information Officer Travis Moffat says the potential for new intense fires is high right now.

Moffat says the public can do their part by using a portable gas cookstove when camping and to never burn when its windy.

The MNR will be monitoring the situation the next couple of days before deciding whether or not to implement a restricted fire zone.

CKDR Posted by Mike Ebbeling on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007