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Two forest fires burn near Cochrane

One has reached 25 hectares and is not under control
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NEWS RELEASE
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY
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By mid-afternoon on June 12, there are 5 active fires in the region.

  • Sudbury 20, located north of Capreol, was discovered on June12 and is under control at 0.2 of a hectare
  • Sudbury 19, located on an Island on Whitson Lake, was also discovered on June 12 and is not under control at 1 hectare
  • Cochrane 3, located in Peawanuck, was discovered on June 11 and is being held at 8 hectares
  • Sudbury 18, which is located on an Island on Joe Lake, was discovered on June 11 and is being held at 0.4 of a hectare
  • Cochrane 2, located near the community of Peawanuck, was discovered on June 11 and is not under control at 25 hectares

The forest fire hazard ranges mostly from high to extreme with the areas of most concern situated in the Greater Sudbury and North Bay areas.

Fire numbers and online information:

  • To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE (3473)
  • To report a forest fire located south of the French or Mattawa rivers, please dial 911.
  • Follow us on Twitter: in English @ONForestFires or in French @ONFeuDeForêt
  • For up to date information on current fires in the province or to check the forest fire hazard in your area, visit Ontario.ca/forestfire

For guidelines on safe outdoor fire management ontario.ca/fireprevention.

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