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Forest fire that ignited between Sudbury and Valley on Monday is under control

Platoon chief cautions blueberry pickers about smoking in forest
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CL415 waterbombers along with a birddog aircraft were on the scene of Sudbury 76 early Monday evening, which is located east of Regional Road 80 between Sudbury and the Valley. (Supplied)

The forest fire located east of MR 80 Sudbury and Val Caron behind Tracks & Wheels — known as Sudbury 76 — is under control, according to Greater Sudbury Fire Services Platoon Chief Terry Larocque.

Greater Sudbury Fire Services received a call about the fire at around 3:55 p.m. on July 16.

The city fire department is being assisted by MNR forest fire crews, as well as aerial fire suppression operations. CL415 waterbombers along with a bird dog aircraft were on the scene of Sudbury 76 early Monday evening.

“We still have crews on scene, as well as MNR crews,” said Larocque Tuesday morning. “We'll be there for the better part of today, maybe even into tomorrow morning, putting out hot spots.

“We've got it down to a little over 10 hectares right now. There is no open flame right now, and the fire is under control.”

Larocque said he can't confirm the cause of the fire, but said there were blueberry pickers in that area yesterday.

He said he wants to caution blueberry pickers about smoking in the forest, given the tinder dry conditions.




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