Nibinamik First Nation-area fire doubles in size – Tbnewswatch.com

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 20187 Views

MNRF says community is not threatened

DRYDEN, Ont. — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reports that two lightning-caused forest fires near the Nibinamik First Nation continue to expand.

The community, however, is under no immediate threat.

The larger of the fires burned 3,000 more hectares between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon, reaching a size of 6,600 hectares.

Ministry spokesperson Chris Marchand said in an interview Wednesday from Dryden that the blaze is currently being monitored, with two crews assigned to set up sprinklers to protect any structures that may come under threat.

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