Timmins Fire Update – Friday, May 25, 2012 – 6:00 pm EST
– May 25, 2012Posted in: Forest Fire Updates, News Releases
Timmins Fire 9:
•High westerly winds gusting up to 60 km/hr this afternoon caused the fire to track east in some areas of the eastern perimeter of the fire,
including the Cache Campground area on Kenogamissi Lake.
•The fire has not grown to the north.
•The fire is approximately 31,660 ha today.
•At this time, the fire is approximately 2 km south of Hwy 101 and approximately 30-35 km away from the City of Timmins.
•Values protection efforts continue with resources on a prioritized basis. Approximately 160 structures have been protected from the fire.
•Smoke and ash may continue to affect the City of Timmins and surrounding areas today.
•Smoke alerts have been issued throughout the area.
•Heavy winds are hampering suppression efforts this afternoon.
Timmins Fire 10
•Status: Currently at 20 ha; crew patrolling hotspots.
Timmins Fire 11
Timmins Fire 12
•Status: Under Control
Timmins Fire 13
•Status: Under Control
Timmins Fire 14
Timmins Fire 15
•Status: Not Under Control. Suppression efforts engaged; crews making progress.
•Old Mill Campground was evacuated due to Timmins Fire 15.
•An estimated 800 people have been evacuated from cottages, camps and campgrounds around Timmins.
•All evacuation orders remain in place.
•Highway 144 and Highway 101 continue to be closed.
•The fire hazard remains high to extreme across the province. A restricted Fire Zone is in place for the Northeast Region.
•An Emergency Area Order remains place.
**Please note that any fact-based information about Timmins Fire 9 can be found at the following locations:
•The City of Timmins and MNR Websites.
•The City of Timmins Forest Fire Information Line: 705-360-8720 .
•The Timmins District MNR: 705-235-1300 .
•For Timmins District Fire information: (705) 235-1372
•For general fire questions: Wildfire Information Hotline ( 888-357-8422 )
•Smoke and health related questions: Telehealth Ontario ( 866-797-0000 )
•Health-related questions can be directed to the Porcupine Health Unit: 705-267-1181
•Evacuation/road closures, Kirkland Lake Municipal Office 705-568-9365 X221
•Smoke and health related questions: Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
•OPP Highway Closure Information: 1-888-310-1122
•We are requesting people call the MTO at 1-800-268-4686 (option 2) to confirm the highway information prior to travelling.