1.  Highway 69

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says a forest fire has erupted near the French River area south of Sudbury Thursday.

They say it's near Henvey Inlet First Nation and Key River, about 70 minutes south of Sudbury on Highway 69. 

Officials say it's substantial in size, at almost 55 hectares. 

CTV News has learned that this fire was not from a lightning strike, but rather it is human caused.

Many people are reporting seeing smoke from this fire blowing across Highway 69 in the area.  

Fire information officers say two crews are on the ground battling it now, along with air support. 

2. Levack

Late Thursday afternoon CTV News received reports and pictures about a brush fire north of Levack

Greater Sudbury Fire Services says the brushfire has spread to seven hectares and is growing.

Crews from Levack, Dowling and Chelmsford, along with the MNRF are battling the flames. There's also a water bomber on site.

The fire department says no one has been injured. 

Vale's Coleman Mine is in that area and the company told us this afternoon that no smoke has entered the mine, but the day-shift was brought to the surface early as a precaution.

Night-shift crews have reported to work and the situation is being monitored.