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2016 Forest Fire Update
May 24 - 1:15 p.m
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, along with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are monitoring the fire situation in northern Ontario. There are currently 31 active fires currently underway and there is heightened risk due to dry conditions.
Greenstone and the surrounding area has declared an emergency and temporarily evacuated some residents due to concern over forest fires in the area. Residents from Geraldton have returned home while a smaller number of residents from Hutchinson Lake remain in Longlac.
MNRF water bombers are continuing suppression efforts to control the fire affecting Greenstone. Highway 17 is closed east of Marathon. Highway 584 is closed both directions, 2 km north of Geraldton and Highway 11 is closed in both directions between Longlac and Hearst.
Forest fires can lead to dangerous driving conditions and road closures. Check the Ministry of Transportation and local sources for information.