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Residents evacuated as brush fire threatens Muskoka

July 24, 2012, Muskoka Lakes, Ont. – About 50 residents have been evacuated due to a brush fire in central Ontario's cottage country.

July 24, 2012
By The Canadian Press

July 24, 2012, Muskoka Lakes, Ont. – About 50 residents have been evacuated due to a brush fire in central Ontario's cottage country.

Muskoka Lakes Mayor Alice Murphy says four township fire stations have responded to the blaze on Huckleberry Rock in Milford Bay.

The Ministry of Natural Resources is assisting with a water bomber.

Murphy says there's no information yet on the cause of the brush fire, and motorists are being turned away from entering Milford Bay.

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Murphy says those with no need to travel Highway 118 west in the Milford Bay area should stay away.

The response is being co-ordinated by the Muskoka Lakes fire department, the provincial police and the natural resources ministry.