Mattagami First Nation planning for evacuation – Timmins Today

Jun 7, 2023

In the northeast region, there are 31 active wildfires; fires in Ontario, Quebec are causing the heavy smoke conditions, says AFFES

The threat of a forest fire and smoke from Quebec fires has a community planning for an evacuation.

In the northeast region, there are 31 active wildfires. Of those, 21 are not under control, five are being held, one is being observed and four are under control, according to Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES).

Due to a large number of fires in Quebec and eastern Ontario, AFFES says there are heavy smoke conditions in the northeast region.

“Smoke drift is travelling as far as north of Timmins, down through Sudbury and past Parry Sound,” said AFFES in its June 6 update.

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