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Canada Roughly 20 homes evacuated in Temagami, Ont., area due to forest fire

09:00  09 july  2018
09:00  09 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Provincial police in Ontario say residents of about 20 homes near Temagami are being evacuated due to a nearby forest fire .

Provincial police in Ontario say residents of about 20 homes near Temagami are being evacuated due to a nearby forest fire . Homes evacuated in Temagami , Ont ., area due to forest fire - www.ctvnews.ca.

a close up of a map: Residents of the Town of Temagami, about 90 km northwest of North Bay, Ont., are on a voluntary evacuation notice. About 20 homes near the community are being evacuated. © Google Maps Residents of the Town of Temagami, about 90 km northwest of North Bay, Ont., are on a voluntary evacuation notice. About 20 homes near the community are being evacuated.

Residents of about 20 homes near Temagami, Ont., are being forced to flee due to a nearby forest fire, provincial police say.

The OPP says members of its Temiskaming detachment assisted the province's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in implementing the mandatory evacuation order.

It affects residents living between Finlayson Point Provincial Park Road and Jessie Lake.

Police say there is a "dangerously close, active forest fire" in the area, and those affected have been asked to travel north on Highway 11, away from the flames.

Other residents in the area have been placed on alert, meaning they could be asked to leave if conditions worsen.

Residents of the Town of Temagami, about 90 km northwest of North Bay, are on a voluntary evacuation notice.

Ontario residents evacuated over forest fire risk return home .
TORONTO - The mayor of a northern Ontario community says residents have been allowed to return to homes they were forced to leave earlier this week as forest fires burned nearby. But Lorie Hunter, the mayor of Temagami, Ont., says there are still 19 active forest fires near the community and residents know they could be asked to leave their homes again if the situation changes. Hunter says 20 homes were involved in the evacuation that took place on Sunday, and says the entire town is watching the situation.

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