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Crews Make Excellent Progress on Parry Sound 33

Posted: 2018-08-03 07:40:08 By: hbr

Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says firefighters “continue to make excellent progress” in tackling a massive forest fire known as Parry Sound 33.The fire has grown to 11,185 hectares.

The MNRF says crews continue to make excellent progress in critical areas, especially along the northeast side of the fire near the Pickerel River.

Higher winds out of the southwest yesterday tested the northeast perimeter, but the hose lines held and kept the fire’s spread in check. It is estimated that most of the east flank has been tied with hose line.

Waterbombers and helicopters worked in conjunction with the crews to help tie off areas of activity.

The fire remains south of Key Harbour, and north of the Henvey Inlet waterway.

Earlier this week, the Municipality of Killarney and French River issued an evacuation orders for residents in the immediate area of the fire.