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Wildfire north of Healey Lake Road being held

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Firefighters have sufficiently suppressed a wildfire located about 2 km north of Healey Lake Road.

The wildfire, dubbed Parry Sound 13, was reported Wednesday around 2:35 pm.

Isabelle Chenard, Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry’s Fire Information Officer, says no water attack was needed.

“At this time it is being held at 0.4 of a hectare and there’s one Fire Ranger crew on the scene so that’s four Ontario fire Rangers,” says Chenard. “There are there no concerns for Public Safety at this time and there’s also been some significant rainfall in the area so fire activity is minimal.” 

Chenard says in Ontario the public must follow outdoor burning regulations for burning woody yard debris or grass or anything similar. “Those state that fires are to be started at the earliest 2 hours before the sun sets and they have to be extinguished at the latest 2 hours after sunrise,” she adds.

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If you want to consult the full list of outdoor burning regulations in the province of Ontario you can visit Ontario.ca/forestfire.

There you can also find their interactive fire map to find out where the active fires are located in the Province and also to check the fire hazard for your location.

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