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There are still 44 forest fires burning in the region

Two new fires confirmed in Cochrane district yesterday
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Of the 44 forest fires burning in the northeast region, 18 are not under control.

Yesterday, according to Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) four new fires were confirmed, with two already being called out.

Two of the new fires were in the Cochrane district.

Cochrane 35 is seven hectares and located about 93 kilometres northeast of Cochrane.

Cochrane 36 is 40 hectares is located about 200 kilometres south of Fort Severn and is being observed.

Sudbury 192 near Lake Onaping, and Parry Sound 38, located south of Parry Sound 33, were also confirmed and declared out.

There are also eight active forest fires south and west of Fort Severn in the Far North that FireRanger crews and Coastal Rangers are responding to.

While North Bay 72 near Lady Evelyn is still considered not under control, AFFES says it has not grown in the last two weeks. It is currently mapped at about 27,285 hectares. Helicopter bucketing is being used as needed.

At Parry Sound 33, there are still extremely dry fuel conditions. The fire is still not under control and is 11,362 hectares.

Support from across Canada, the United States and Mexico are helping fight the forest fires. There are 556 firefighters and support staff in the province.