Northern fire update August 3, 2018 – CTV

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August 3, 2018

In the latest update, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry say crews are making excellent progress in critical areas of the Parry Sound 33 fire ahead of the long weekend.

The evacuation order for Henvey Inlet First Nation has been extended to August 10 due to heavy smoke from the Parry Sound 33 forest fire.

All 195 residents fled their homes on July 21 and have been sheltering in Sudbury and Parry Sound.

Wayne McQuabbie is the Chief of Henvey Inlet First Nation.

“We understand that fire crews are staving off the fire from jumping the Lower Pickerel River, and we’re hoping it doesn’t jump over where there is a higher density of residents and cottagers.” said McQuabbie.

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