RED LAKE, ONTARIO ~~~~ August 14, 2020 (LSN) The Red Lake/Ear Falls OPP are reminding residents of the Implementation Order issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) that took effect this morning due to extreme forest fire activity. All non-essential personnel are restricted from travel, use and access to:
OPP Officers are staffing checkpoints to monitor access until such time that the MNRF revokes the order.
According to an update by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Red Lake Fire 49 remains at 552 hectares in size.
“Twenty crews are still assigned to suppression on the fire,” reads the update.
“Crews continue to consolidate lines on all sides of the fire.”
No person shall enter those areas and all non-essential personnel in those identified areas must evacuate immediately, unless authorized by a travel permit issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. For information on how to obtain a travel permit please contact the Red Lake District office 807-727-1349.
A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is in place for all forest fires and restricts air travel within 5 nautical miles of any forest fire. NOTAM information is available through MNRF-Fire at 807-727-2000.
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Fires of Note
Red Lake 49
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