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Thursday forest fire update

NEWS RELEASE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ************************** There were two confirmed fires on June 23. Cochrane 29 is 0.1 hectares in size and is under control. Chapleau 26 has been called out.
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NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

************************** There were two confirmed fires on June 23. 

Cochrane 29 is 0.1 hectares in size and is under control. 

Chapleau 26 has been called out.

Crews from the east fire region are assisting in both Quebec and Manitoba.

To view the current forest fire hazard in your area, click here to view the fire danger map.

Good progress continues on Wawa 18 which is listed as under control.

If you light a campfire ensure it is tended with extreme care.

Keep your campfires small, never leave them unattended and ensure they are completely extinguished before leaving.

Residents are reminded that if found responsible for a forest fire, they can be charged under the Forest Fires Prevention Act and/or be liable for the costs of suppressing the fire. 

This cost can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Be FireSmart - visit here for more information on how to prevent forest fires.

310-FIRE (3473) is the new, toll-free emergency forest fire reporting phone number across northern Ontario. 

The number will operate north of the French and Mattawa Rivers.

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