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Smoky smell in parts of city coming from Temagami forest fires

Hanmer, Capreol, Garson and Skead residents have been phoning emergency services to ask about the smell

If you've noticed a smoky smell in your neighbourhood, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has an explanation.

The smell is thanks to smoke from forest fires in the Temagami area.

“Greater Sudbury Police and fire services have been receiving numerous 911 calls about smoke being seen in the Capreol, Garson, Skead, Hanmer areas,” said a tweet issued by Greater Sudbury Police Wednesday night.

“Ministry of Natural Resources wants to assure people that it is smoke from some large fires in the Temagami area.”