Lightning Ignites Wildfires In Northern Ontario, Smoke Affects Boston

From Thunder Bay News;

There are 34 active fires in Ontario, bringing the season total to 388 with 7,448 hectares (18,500 acres) affected, well above the 10-year average for this time of year, the ministry says.

In the Northwest, aerial detection patrols continue over the edges of a storm front which moved through the region on Monday.

There were three new fires reported in the West Fire Region by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire information officer Mitch Miller said Wednesday that investigators are looking into whether the fires were caused by lightning in Monday‘s storm system.

Heavy rainfall and more than 62,000 lightning strikes were recorded during the storm.

The fire hazard remains high to extreme in the lower half of Thunder Bay and Nipigon districts, as well as in Quetico Provincial Park.

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