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Travel in Timmins restricted in response to nearby forest fire

Timmins 2 remains at 5,622 hectares and its status is 'not under control'
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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have issued an order prohibiting access and travel in sections of the Timmins district, where fire activity from Timmins 2 is considered a threat to public safety (Keira Ferguson/ Sudbury.com)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have issued an order prohibiting access and travel in sections of the Timmins district, where fire activity from Timmins 2 is considered a threat to public safety. 

According to the latest fire situation update issued June 14 by Aviation, Fire and Emergency Services, Timmins 2 remains at 5622 hectares and is classified as 'not under control.' 

In addition to ensuring public safety, this restriction will allow fire personnel to safely and effectively suppress the fires in the identified area. 

The order restricts travel, access and use of the area pictured below, which may be adjusted as fire conditions change. 

All travel and use of Jack Road from Hwy 144, to the Ontario Power Generation Mesomekenda Lake Dam at Mesomekenda Lake, is prohibited.

All use and occupation of Crown Land or within 500 metres of the described closed roads within this area is prohibited.

Anyone who feels it necessary to access the area for non-recreational purposes is asked to call 705-235-1334 to request a travel authorization permit. 

MNRF will review the request for access based on the rationale provided, local fire activity, and the potential fire risk.

Click here to view current access restrictions and fire activity in the province.

150619_KF_timmins_restrictionThe Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have issued an order prohibiting access and travel in sections of the Timmins district, where fire activity from Timmins 2 is considered a threat to public safety (Keira Ferguson/ Sudbury.com)



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