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Forest fire north of Port Severn burns one hectare

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A forest fire, located north of Port Severn, Ont., has burned one hectares of land. According to Fire Chief Jim Boswell, the Georgian Bay Township fire department was first to respond to the original call, which came in on Sunday.
 

July 16, 2012
By Olivia D'Orazio

July 16, 2012, Port Severn, Ont. – A forest fire, located north of Port Severn, Ont., has burned one hectares of land. According to Fire Chief Jim Boswell, the Georgian Bay Township fire department was first to respond to the original call, which came in on Sunday. Fire crews determined it to be within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Natural Resource (MNR).

On Sunday, two MNR water bombers worked on the fire, which is believed to have been the result of human error, for about three hours before ground crews took over. Two ground crews remain on scene as of Monday afternoon, and are continuing with fire suppression efforts.

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An MNR water bomber flies over the area where a forest fire is burning north of Port Severn, Ont.
Photo by Jennifer Mabee.

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An MNR water bomber drops its payload over a forest fire north of Port Severn, Ont.
Photo by Jennifer Mabee.
Smoke is visible from a forest fire that has burned about one hectares north of Port Severn, Ont.
Photo by Jennifer Mabee.

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