Ontario forest fire evacuation

July 09, 2018
Written by The Canadian Press
July 9, 2018, Temagami, Ont. - Provincial police in Ontario say residents of about 20 homes near Temagami are being evacuated due to a nearby forest fire.

The OPP says members of its Temiskaming Detachment assisted the province's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in implementing the mandatory evacuation order.

It affects residents living between Finlayson Point Provincial Park Road and Jessie Lake.

Police say there is a ''dangerously close, active forest fire'' in the area, and those affected have been asked to travel north on Highway 11, away from the flames.

Other residents in the area have been placed on alert, meaning they could be asked to leave if conditions worsen.

Residents of the Town of Temagami, about 90 km northwest of North Bay, Ont., are on a voluntary evacuation notice.

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