No growth for Parry Sound 33 forest fire
OPP photo of Parry Sound 33 fire
It was another day of no growth by the Parry Sound 33 forest fire.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says as of this morning it’s being held at 11,362 hectares. Ground crews are still working the perimeter and putting out hot spots.
People are now being allowed back to their homes and cottages, although a daytime travel restriction remains in effect for Pickerel River and Key River. The MNRF says locals will continue to see smoke drift from Parry Sound 33 for the next two or three days as the hot and dry weather carries on.
There are currently 41 active forest fires across the northeast, of which six are still not under control. The MNRF says Ontario is getting support from across Canada, the United States and Mexico with a total of 308 firefighters and support staff currently the province.
The District of Parry Sound remains a Restricted Fire Zone, meaning no open flames of any kind. You can find more details about the fires and the restrictions at the MNRF’s website.