Parry Sound 33 isn’t getting any bigger.
That’s the word from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
The agency says the fire held at 11,362 hectares in size yesterday. It’s still big enough to be the fourth largest forest fire in Ontario and is still listed by the MNRF as “not under control”.
Crews continued to work the perimeter and containment around the fire is almost finished. Parry Sound 33’s total perimeter is nearly 120 kilometres long. The MNRF says 275 firefighters and support staff are working to control the fire. As of last night, there were 43 active forest fires across the northeast with 14 of them not yet under control.
Residents are reminded that Parry Sound 33 is burning about 75 kilometres north of the town and poses no danger to Parry Sound itself. The town and the entire district are, however, a Restricted Fire Zone. That means all open flames are completely banned.