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Tionaga Lake fire trashes Timmins air quality

The fire hazard ranges from high to extreme across most of the region, with the far north showing a low to moderate hazard
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NEWS RELEASE
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY
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Northeast Region

There were three new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today.

  • Bancroft 1 is now out at 0.1 of a hectare.
  • Kirkland Lake 3 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare. This fire is located south of Lower Kirkland Lake.
  • Timmins 3 is under control at 0.3 of a hectare and is located east of Tionaga Lake south of Hwy 101.

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

  • Parry Sound 8 is under control at 0.7 of a hectare. This fire is located south of the Round Lake Provincial Park.
  • Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100 km southeast of Moose Factory.
  • Timmins 2 is being held at 4,645 hectares. Crews continue to patrol the fire extinguishing hot spots as required.

The fire hazard ranges from high to extreme across most of the region, with the far north showing a low to moderate hazard.

For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map.

End of travel restrictions in parts of Timmins district due to forest fire

The implementation order for travel & access restrictions that was in place to ensure the safety of the public and emergency response personnel in areas surrounding Timmins 2 has now been lifted. 

Help fight forest fires - stay clear of waterbombers

When waterbombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can perform their scoop. A waterbomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard.

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 ontario.ca/forestfire or follow us on Twitter @ONforestfires.

To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE. To report a forest fire south of these rivers, dial 911.

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