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Timmins 2 forest fire now listed as 'under control'

The fire still affects 4,645 hectares
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A water bomber joins the battle at the forest fire near Gogama, south of Timmins. Supplied.

The Timmins 2 forest fire in the Gogama area has now been listed as “under control” by Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services.

Earlier this week, the fire, which started in early June and still affects 4,645 hectares, was still being classified as “being held.” visited Gogama in early June when the fire was at its worst. Check out our video here.

There was one new forest fire in the region by late afternoon Thursday, said Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services.

North Bay 4 is being observed at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located on an island is Denedus Lake and will be monitored to allow for the natural ecological benefits of fire to occur.

There are two other wildland fires in the region. 

Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100 km southeast of Moose Factory. 

Timmins 2, as mentioned above, is now under control at 4,645 hectares.

The fire hazard ranges mostly from low to moderate with the exception of the western portion of the region as well as a pocket in the eastern most section of the region showing a high hazard. 

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