Northern Ontario fire update for Tuesday, June 18
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:12AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:07AM EDT
Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
Northeast Fire Region
June 18, 2019
Time of Report – 17:14
- There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today.
At the time of this update, there is one wildland fire in the region.
Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. It is “not under control”.
- The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama.
- Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. It is “not under control”.
- 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 which are showing a high hazard.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN PARTS OF TIMMINS DISTRICT DUE TO FOREST FIRE IMPOSED BY MNRF TIMMINS DISTRICT
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 (see attached map below) 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 ontario.ca/forestfire 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).
For information about the current forest fire situation: 1-888-220-7242
To report a forest fire located north of the French and Mattawa rivers, please dial 310-FIRE