SUDBURY — The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry confirms it has called in extra help to deal with 23 forest fires in the northeast region.

An aerial fire suppression team from Manitoba, including four water bombers, two Bird Dog aircraft, pilots and attack officers have joined Ontario’s fleet.

“Right now we have 23 active forest fires in the northeast region, ” said Isabelle Chenard, MNRF Regional Fire Information Officer. “Of those, there are six that are not under control. Five are being held and 11 are under control and one is being observed.”

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