Restricted Fire Zone Includes Parry Sound, Algonquin Park to The Quebec Border

Posted: 2018-07-26 09:42:22 By: hbr

Following multiple declarations of a State of Emergency, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is asking that residents Killarney, French River and Henvey Inlet to remain vigilant and respect the Restricted Fire Zone in effect.

A Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) for much of the Northeast Region was originally imposed by MNRF on July 7. The zone has now been expanded to include areas to the south of the French River, including Parry Sound, from Georgian Bay east to the Quebec border, including Algonquin Provincial Park and from Renfrew north to Mattawa.

Police says their top priority is to ensure public safety. Forest fires are unpredictable and their size and movement can be affected by a number of factors in a short period of time.

The OPP are warning motorists travelling along highway 69 in the Key River and Henvey Inlet area that they may experience smoke along the highway and please drive accordingly.

For Information about the fire situation call 705-564-6165

For updates on highway conditions, including closures, please call 5-1-1