The rain overnight helped reduce the forest fire hazard in parts of our region.
MNRF forest fire information officer Shayne McCool updates us on the fire that started Wednesday afternoon near Malette Road, in the rural west end of Timmins.
“They did receive some rain which should help suppression efforts on that fire,” he says “And that fire, by the way, is 8.5 hectares and not under control at this time.”
McCool says five fire ranger crews are working on that one. A crew is between four and six fire rangers.
It’s also the rain that allowed the ministry to reduce the hazard rating in some areas, near Timmins, for example.
“But as you expand outwards,” McCool observes, “you’re starting to get back into the high to extreme hazard for the most part. So it just shows you the scattered nature of the precipitation that we saw overnight.”