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PostPosted: July 21st, 2018, 4:57 pm 
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The fire has reached the Elbow of the French and Pickerel River. Key River was evacuatied, Hartley Bay Marina is instructing cottagers to leave. Boats were being stopped around Ox Bay area.

Anyone planning on paddling the area- contact the appropriate resources but to my knowledge it is over 1900 hectares and quadrupled in size and is not under control.


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PostPosted: July 23rd, 2018, 8:26 am 
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It was 4841 Ha by Sat afternoon, no new updates so far, but I imagine it is probably double that now!


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PostPosted: July 23rd, 2018, 8:43 am 
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Current evacuation orders are to last 5-7 days-with the potential to be longer All 3 access points are being manned by authorities denying access (Key, Pickerel and Hartley Bay)-authorities are patrolling the rivers to ensure the area is evacuated and that cottages in the area are protected. Estimates are that it could get as large as 8000 hectares. Monday- winds are pushing it west to the bay. Point Grondine was put on alert.


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