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Two new forest fires discovered in the northeast

Both new fires are currently being observed
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A pair of forest fires were discovered on Thursday.

Cochrane 23, which is currently at 1.5 hectares and located in the far north, and Cochrane 24, which is currently at 22 hectacres and southeast of Fort Albany in the north, are currently being observed.

The region currently has 11 active fires, seven of which are being observed while three are under control and the other is being held.

The Wawa, Hearst, and Kapuskasing areas currently have a high to extreme fire hazard while the rest of the region is under a low to moderate hazard as of Thursday afternoon.

As part of Thursday's fire report, Timmins 10, which was discovered on July 9, was updated to held. 

In a release from the Ministry of Natural Resources on Thursday evening, progress on the suppression of the fire has been positive in recent days.

To view an interactive fire map, click here.