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Area forest fires continue, travel restrictions remain in place

Timmins 2 remains 'not under control approximately four km west of Gogama
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NEWS RELEASE
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY
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Northeast Fire Region

There was one new fire in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today.

At the time of this update, there are two wildland fires in the region.

  • Cochrane 8 is a two-hectare fire located northwest of Fort Severn in the Far North.
  • Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. It is “not under control”.
    • The fire remains approximately four kilometres west of the community of Gogama.

At the time of this update, the fire hazard is low to moderate across most of the Northeast region, except for a few areas north of Wawa and in the Far North which are showing a high hazard.

Update to travel restrictions in parts of Timmins District imposed by MNRF Timmins District due to forest fire

Pursuant to the Emergency Area Order signed June 11, 2019, an Implementation Order has been issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry prohibiting access and travel in portions of Timmins District where there are public safety hazards as a result of fire activity from Timmins #002.

The order restricts travel, access and use in an identified area and may be modified regularly to reflect changing fire conditions.

This measure has been put in place to ensure public safety while allowing fire personnel to safely and effectively suppress the fires in the identified area. 

All travel and use of Jack Road from the intersection of Jack Road and Highway 144, westerly to the Ontario Power Generation Mesomekenda Lake Dam, at Mesomekenda Lake is prohibited.

All use and occupation of Crown Land or within 500 metres of the described closed roads within this area is prohibited.

If a member of the public believes that access within the restricted travel area is necessary for non-recreational purposes, please call 705-235-1334 to request a travel authorization permit. MNRF will review the request for access based on the rationale provided, local fire activity, and the potential fire risk.

Please visit here to view the current access restrictions and fire activity as this site is being updated regularly.See the restricted travel and access areas on the PDF map attached (Note: this map gets updated regularly).

More Information

For updates on highway closures, check Ontario511 or @OPPCommunicationsNER on Twitter, and Ontario Provincial Police-Northeast Region on Facebook.

For information about the current forest fire situation: 1-888-220-7242.

For updates on the fire situation, visit here or follow us on Twitter @ONforestfires.

To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE




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