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Red 4: first big fire of the season

Photo by Pamela O'Neill
Photo by Pamela O’Neill

Pictured is the billowing cloud of smoke that appeared in the sky in and around Red Lake yesterday. Northwest Fire Information Officer, Debbie Maclean, says “Red 4” was the worst of three fires to start up in the Red Lake area on June 4, quickly growing from 10 hectares to 95. The fire is threatening several values including a tourist camp on the North side of Medicine Stone Lake. Fire crews have been working on setting up values protection equipment around the camp as well as establishing a hose line around the entire perimeter of the fire. Red 4 is burning a lot less intensely than yesterday – mainly due to four millimetres of rainfall, but as of the afternoon of June 5, was still classed as not under control. Stay tuned for updates on this fire and other fires in the northwest throughout the season.

Photo by Pamela O'Neill
Photo by Pamela O’Neill

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