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PostPosted: July 9th, 2018, 1:04 pm 
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"Forest Fire Update:

The Town of Temagami is still under an evacuation alert. Residences between Jessie Lake and Finlayson Point Provincial Park Road have been evacuated.
Finlayson Point PP and Marten River PP have been evacuated.
Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater PP, Obabika River PP, Sturgeon River PP, Solace PP and Makobe-Greys PP are currently closed until further notice due to risk from nearby fires.
Fire crews from the MNRF and neighbouring communities are hard at work.
Photo taken yesterday, July 8, 2018 by @young.19 from the Temagami Fire Tower.
Stay safe, everyone.
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PostPosted: July 9th, 2018, 1:11 pm 
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"Temagami Front and Backcountry Parks are currently closed due to forest fire hazards.

"Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater, Obabika River, Makobe-Grays, Solace and Sturgeon River Provincial Parks (Temagami Backcountry) are closed until further notice due a significant risk from nearby forest fires. We hope to have the parks reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.

Campsite reservation holders will be contacted and offered a full refund or the possibility to change their reservation with no penalty, depending on availability. For more information on reservation cancellations or changes, please contact the Ontario Parks Reservations Call Centre at 1-888-668-7275 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time. To receive a penalty-free refund, please do not cancel or change reservations online.

We are monitoring conditions daily. Please visit www.OntarioParks.com for updates."

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PostPosted: July 9th, 2018, 7:47 pm 
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The yellow fire icon is a human caused fire, at least 12000 hectares! Nearly all the other hundred fires brning in the north are much smaller, and caused by lightning. Anyone know more about this fire?


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PostPosted: July 10th, 2018, 6:09 am 
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Overnight update of the fire map changed the cause of this fire to lightening. No new fires reported.

Lots of rain and thundershowers in the area Monday . . . and the wind shifted to north.


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PostPosted: July 10th, 2018, 8:35 am 
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Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater and all backcountry canoe routes are closed.

Fireban Details:

The park is closed until further notice due a significant risk from nearby forest fires. We hope to have the park reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.

Campsite reservation holders will be contacted and offered a full refund or the possibility to change their reservation with no penalty, depending on availability. For more information on reservation cancellations or changes, please contact the Ontario Parks Reservations Call Centre at 1-888-668-7275 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time. To receive a penalty-free refund, please do not cancel or change reservations online.

We are monitoring conditions daily. Please visit http://www.OntarioParks.com for updates.


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PostPosted: July 10th, 2018, 3:44 pm 
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"Update regarding Temagami from the MNRF.

Fire crews from Alberta and British Columbia have now arrived in Ontario to assist with the fire situation. 15 – 3 person crews from British Columbia and 10 – 4 person crews from Alberta will be deployed to priority fires tonight.

CL415 waterbombers and T802 Fire Boss amphibians equipment from Alberta and Saskatchewan are currently supporting Ontario’s fire suppression operations.

Temagami area residents will note the presence of aerial fire suppression aircraft again today.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is advising the public that travel restrictions have been implemented in McLaren’s Road, Gibbons Road, Baie-Jeannne Road, South Pardo Road, and St. Joseph’s Road including George Gordon and Iron Lake Road, Red Squirrel Lake Road beyond the Jack Pine Road intersection and all access into Lady Evelyn Provincial Park in the North Bay District (see map below). These travel restrictions will help protect the public and ensure public safety.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has been asking residents of Lake Temagami to tie boats and float planes as close to the shore as possible to allow the maximum space for waterbombers and other aerial fire suppression aircraft to do their job. When water bombers approach a body of water, move close to the shore so they can perform their scoop safely. A water bomber will not scoop from a lake or river if encroaching watercraft pose a safety hazard.

Area residents should also ensure to keep boat traffic to a minimum today on lake Temagami and always keep an eye out for emergency vehicles in the area.

--We will continue to update the situation with information as it becomes available."


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PostPosted: July 16th, 2018, 10:10 am 
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Are there any updates on the forest fire situation in Temagami?

I have a trip planed (shuttles/canoe rentals booked) to the Metabitchuan River (east of hwy. 11) in 2 weeks, what is the likelihood of this trip happening?

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PostPosted: July 16th, 2018, 4:13 pm 
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latest fire restriction zone for Temagami

http://www.affes.mnr.gov.on.ca/extranet ... EAOmap.pdf

The situation changes daily with the weather. We are due for more lightening in the area overnight with usually brings more fires several days later.

Cooler temperatures this week may help but we won't see much rain until Saturday or Sunday and there is very little forecasted for the following week.

There are still two fires burning east of Temagami in the Metabitchaun River area.

MNRF fire map
: http://www.gisapplication.lrc.gov.on.ca ... cale=en-US


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PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 6:22 pm 
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any updates? We were headed to Maple Mountain loop, but I see fires at the south end of Sucker Gut!

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PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 7:59 pm 
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Lady Evelyn - Smoothwater park is closed until further notice - http://www.ontarioparks.com/alerts . The huge fire between Makobe lake and Maple Mt. is still shown as active - http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/interactiv ... 18#wb-cont


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