Forest fire situation update

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As of Aug. 2, the Ministry of Natural Resources reports four active forest fires in the Temiskaming and Temagami areas.

All are reported to being held or under control, and range in size from less than half a hectare to just over four hectares.

The most recent, identified as KLK007, is near Skeleton Lake and was caused by lightning. It’s reported to have begun shortly before 9 p.m. July 31 and is 0.3 hectares in size.

The cause of a fire named KLK006 west of the Makobe River hasn’t been identified. It was reported around 11:30 a.m. July 31, and covers 4.3 hectares.

Two fires are reported to be burning southwest of Latchford west of Diamond Lake.

NOR005, reported to have started just before 8 p.m. July 30, is being held at one hectare. NOR006, to the west, is under control at 0.2 ha and was reported shortly before 3 p.m. July 31.

Both were caused by lightning.

The ministry describes the fire risk in the area as low.

For further information, see Ontario.ca/forest fire.

 

Forest fire situation update was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 by Editorial Staff

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