Forest Fires in November are very rare in Northeastern Ontario, mainly because we are usually covered by a blanket of snow. This year however, lack of precipitation has left the forest areas pretty dry.
That’s why it was quite the concern Thursday night when a forest fire was reported in the Jones Landing area near Highway 17.
FirstLocalNews reported late Thursday night as strong winds developed in the district fearing the winds would fan the fire.
” we responded to an active fire call along Highway 17 near Jones Landing.” Batchawana Fire & Rescue posted on Facebook Sunday. Batchawana Fire & Rescue along with Aweres Fire and Searchmont Fire and Goulais Fire Department all responded to the call that came in shortly after 8pm Thursday.
“We want to extend a thank you to the surrounding fire departments that responded to our call for Mutual Aid. ”
The fire was contained by the four fire services . Highway 17 was reduced to one lane at Jones Landing for several hours.
“We are still actively monitoring this area for hot spots.” Batchawana Fire reports.
Photos courtesy Batchawana Fire & Rescue