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Red Lake fire 49

Red Lake fire 49

OPP - RESTRICTED ACCESS TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF RED LAKE

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:

  • Starrett-Olsen
  • Madsen
  • Red Lake
  • Balmertown
  • Cochenour
  • McKenzie Island
  • Highway 105 and Bug River including all side roads to residential areas and tourist camps
  • Highway 618 from the junction of Highway 105 up to and including Starrett-Olsen as well as the Suffel Lake Road to the Flat Lake culvert
  • Highway 125 and all municipal roads and access roads off of Highway 125 including Nungesser Road to the intersection of East Bay Road (Rubicon Road)

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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Red Lake fire 49  Lake Superior News

Fires of Note

Red Lake 49

  • With the change in weather, crews were able to make excellent progress on the fire line today
  • The fire is 552 hectares in size and has not grown
  • Rain has reduced the fire behaviour on Red Lake 49
  • The fire has received 16.5 mm of rain as of the morning of Aug. 14
  • Additional rain is forecast in the next 24 hours
  • Crews continue to consolidate hose lines on all sides of the fire
  • Heavy equipment has completed building line around the fire
  • The fire remains 3 kilometres south of the Red Lake townsite
  • 20 crews are committed to suppression. 4 crews are committed to values protection
  • 8 helicopters continue to support crews on the fire line
  • An implementation order was put in place at 08:00 today. Please see the below section or visit ontario.ca/forestfire.
  • The public is encouraged to check the ontario.ca/forestfire website for updates and maps

#LSN_PublicSafety   #LSN_ONNews

  • 14 August 2020
  • Author: James Brown
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