(ONTARIO CANADA) – Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has declared that as of Sunday there are 63 forest fires burning in the province, 28 of them are out of control.
Ontario is receiving help from other provinces, the U.S and even Mexico to help combat the raging forest fires.
Already this year Ontario has had 775 forest fires, which have consumed up to 181,000 hectares of land.
The Ministry has stated that over 100 people from Mexico arrived in Sudbury last Thursday. The 100 people are split up into 5 groups of 20 firefighters. Along with them are two agency representatives and two team leaders.
Ontario has recieved other out of province help from New Foundland, British Columbia, Alberta, The Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.
Minnesota and Wisconsin from across the border have also come to help, with more crews arriving tomorrow.
Evacuations have been ordered for the areas of Key Harbour, Killarney, and the borders of the French River Provincial Park. Many of the evacuees are the seasonal tourists and campers.
North Bay 72 is one of the largest fires burning at the moment. Located near McGiffin Lake, it is now 22,516 hectares and still growing.
The northwestern wind is said to be blowing the smoke from fires in Kenora to parts of Manitoba.
We are all hoping for a full forecast of rain showers in the near future.