Resources committed to North Bay 72

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry updated the region’s forest fire situation this morning (Thursday):

In the Lady Evelyn fire cluster, fire rangers from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mexico remain committed to this cluster, focusing primarily on North Bay Fire 72.

The fire is currently mapped at approximately 27,285 hectares, and has not grown in size in the last two weeks.

Bucketing helicopters will be available and utilized as needed.

Across the Northeast, there are 49 active forest fires. Of these, 17 are not yet under control, 32 are either being held, under control or being observed.

There were nine new fires confirmed yesterday, two of which have already been extinguished.

  • Sault Ste. Marie 14 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare.
  • Sudbury 103 is not yet under control at 2 hectares.
  • Parry Sound 41 is not yet under control at 0.4 of a hectare.
  • Sudbury 104 is not yet under control at 0.9 of a hectare.
  • Sudbury 105 is not yet under control at 0.3 of a hectare.
  • Sudbury 106 is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare.
  • Sudbury 107 is not yet under control at 0.3 of a hectare.
  • Fire ranger and coastal ranger crews are responding to 5 fires in the far north in proximity to the Fort Severn community. There are an additional 5 fires further from the community that are being observed to allow the ecological benefits of fire to occur.

 

Resources committed to North Bay 72 was last modified: August 9th, 2018 by Editorial Staff

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