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    Default Caddy Lake fire keeps growing despite rainfall

    That's a big one up further at Woodland Caribou Provincial Park! At least that one is lightning source, the one approaching Ingolf was caused by people.

    Come on rain . . .

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    Update from MNRF:
    Kenora Fire 018
    Fire crews continue to make good progress containing Kenora Fire 018. The perimeter is approximately 70 per cent contained.
    At a briefing on May 15, people affected by Kenora Fire 018 were advised that evacuation orders for the area around Caddy Lake, Macara Lake, Longpine Lake, Rice Lake and West Hawk Lake will be lifted, effective 8:00 am Tuesday May 17, 2016. For the protection of people returning the area and their properties, an Evacuation Return Protocol has been put in place (see below).For Ontario, a travel permit will be issued to the property owner (or designee) to permit travel on roads that are currently under a travel restriction. To facilitate an orderly and effective re-population of the areas, travel restrictions will remain in place until 6 p.m.; at that time, all travel restrictions for these areas will be lifted.Evacuation orders for Nora Lake and Florence Lake remain in effect at this time.

    Evacuation Return Protocol
    To facilitate a safe and orderly return of evacuated property owners to their properties, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Manitoba Department of Sustainable Development have developed a protocol to ensure evacuees have access to their properties and can do so in a safe and secure manner.
    • All property owners will be allowed to return at the appointed date and time, once the fire officials have determined that it is safe to do so.
    • This will be a permanent return to the properties.
    • To maintain the security of properties and to ensure that only property owners/evacuees are allowed into the evacuation area once the return is authorized, we ask that returnees limit themselves to one vehicle on the date of the return.
    • Limiting property owners to one vehicle on the day of the return will speed up the return process and manage public safety risks.
    • We ask that property owners bring with them, proof/evidence of their connection to the property, such as:
      • a recent tax bill, OR
      • information on property PIN number or lot number, OR
      • a piece of mail directed to the property, AND
      • personal identification.

    • If the person is a designee of the property owner, they must also have documentation from the property owner that they have permission to enter the property.
    • A travel permit will be issued to the property owner (or designee) to permit travel on the closed road.
    • Emergency response personnel will maintain the barricades at the closed roads to the evacuated areas.

    Red Lake Fire 003 which is listed as not under control and is straddling the border between Ontario and Manitoba. The fire is 75 000 hectares in size. This total includes both the Manitoba and Ontario portions of the fire.The Ontario portion of the fire is located in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park and Ontario Parks caution people to avoid the southwest portion of the park while suppression action is under way.Assessment for closures of routes or portage continue so people are advised to check with the park office for updates and information on possible route or access closures. The contact number is 807-727-1329.NOTAM – There are NOTAM advisories in place for Red Lake District Fire Number 003 and Manitoba Fire 013 regarding flight operations over the fires including the Woodland Caribou Provincial Park area west of Red Lake. Pilots can access the NOTAM information at the following website - Red LakeAircraft requiring authorization to enter or depart the NOTAM area can contact the following:Manitoba Area
    • Lac Du Bonnet Fire Centre - 204-345-1414 or 204-277-5450

    Ontario Area
    • Red Lake Fire Management Headquarters - 807-727-2055

    Firefighting aircraft are utilising and monitoring VHF-AM Frequency 122.40 within both NOTAM areas.

    Restricted Fire Zone A Restricted Fire Zone remains in place in most parts of the Northwest Region. It will be reviewed the week of May 16.

    Emergency Area Order – restricted travel on designated roads An Emergency Area Order remains in effect in the Kenora District over Kenora Fire 018. The fire has road restrictions under this Emergency Area Order. All travel and use of the Gundy Lake Road north of the Tannis Lake service road is prohibited. White Road is closed at the intersection of the White Road and the Malachi Lake Road and the Ingolf Road at the Ontario - Manitoba border.Travel is prohibited unless authorized by a travel permit issued by the Kenora District of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.All use and occupation of Crown Land on or within 500 meters of the described closed roads above is prohibited.Emergency response personnel will maintain the barricades at the closed roads to the evacuated areas.Follow Aviation Forest Fire Emergency Services on its new Twitter account


    Northeast Region
    Isabelle Chenard
    Fire Information Officer
    Northwest Region
    Zachary Dodds
    Fire Information Officer
    Last edited by mooboy76; May 16th, 2016 at 08:39 AM.

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