KAWARTHA LAKES-Fire crews battling 11 new wildfires across the province today.
On Tuesday, June 6th, 11 new fires began in Northern Ontario. The largest new fire has burned 90 hectares north of Timmins in less than 24 hours. The fire is located 36 km south of Highway 11 and Just North Of Macvicar Creek and it is not under control.
There is more than one burning near Timmins as well as Sault Ste Marie and in the Elliot Lake area. Kenora, north of Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout are also impacted by new fires.
More than 700 hectares have burned in a fire about 53 km south of Highway 101 and 67km east of Highway 129 north of Sudbury.
A 30-hectare fire near Algonquin Park is now classified as “being held” by Ministry fire crews. A 50-hectare fire east of Bancroft is not under control.
The Ontario Forest Fire Map shows approximately 50 active wildfires burning in Ontario today. Most are not yet under control. Officials believe lightning to be the cause of most of the fires.
Smoke from the Ontario fires and fires in Quebec has left a haze over much of Southern Ontario leading to air quality warnings.