(NEEBING, ONT) – A 7+ acre forest fire is currently raging out of control in between Matson Lake, and Cloud lake, just south of Thunder Bay.
The fire was reported late this afternoon around 4:00 pm. The Ministry of Natural Resource and Foresty are on the scene battling the blaze and have deemed it “not under control”, so that basically means it’s out of control.
Crews are there working diligently to attempt to contain the blaze, as cooler conditions overnight are expected to make a significant impact on the forest-fire-fighting abilities.
This is your weekly reminder to not be an a**hole and do things that may start fires, such as, but not limited to, throwing your lit cigarettes out the window of a vehicle, playing with matches or other sources of ignition, burning without a fire permit, starting bonfires, and other generally dumb fire-related things.
We will update you tomorrow about the status of this forest fire rager. If you have any pictures of the blaze, please send them into firstname.lastname@example.org
***UPDATE: Due to the significant rainfall, we are expecting this fire to have been knocked down significantly.
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