Two uncontrolled fires are currently burning in Algonquin Park.

One, in its southern area and one to the east are both 25 hectares and continue to burn. The MNRF says both fires were caused by people and began sometime on August 9th.

Fire Information Officer Shane McCool says evacuations have taken place on 12 campsites so far. He says six crews and a helicopter are being used to control the blaze around the Cascades, Opalescent and Brigham lakes.

The MNRF is advising boaters that if water bombers end up making runs in local waterways to give them a wide birth to perform their scoops. 

Smoke may be also be drifting into Barry’s Bay and Aylen Lake while crews battle the fires.

 

Story filed by. Gregory Rosser