WILDFIRE UPDATE: TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

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(KENORA, ON) – Pursuant to the Emergency Area Order signed July 19, 2018, an Implementation Order has been issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forest prohibiting access in portions of Kenora District where there are public safety hazards as a result of increased fire activity from Kenora #071.

The Order restricts travel, access and use in an identified area (see attached map below) and may be modified regularly to reflect changing fire conditions.

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This measure has been put in place to ensure public safety while allowing fire personnel to safely and effectively suppress the fires in the identified area.

All travel and use of the Werner Lake Road from the Manitoba border eastward to the end of the road is prohibited.

All use and occupation of Crown land on or within 500 metres of the described closed roads above within this area is also prohibited.

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If a member of the public believes that access within the restricted travel area is necessary for non-recreational purposes, please call 807-468-2501 to seek a travel authorization permit.  MNRF will review the request for access based on the rationale provided, local fire activity and the potential fire risk.

Please visit ontaro.ca/forestfire to view the current access restrictions and fire activity as this site is being updated regularly.

See the restricted travel and access areas on this PDF map (Note: this map gets updated regularly).

Source: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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