Officials issue warnings to campers and hikers as forest fires burn in Algonquin Park
Hikers and campers are urged to be cautious as more fires are burning in Algonquin Park.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry warns two new fires have been discovered recently, likely caused by lightning, near Grand Lake and Clemow Lake. The MNRF is also warning visitors there are four other fires burning out of control and moving toward the park boundary from Grants Creek Provincial Park. Crews are reportedly working on controlling a fire near Fergusons Lake.
If you’re boating or swimming in lakes or rivers near the area, the MNRF is asking you to please be aware and cautious of aircraft and helicopters collecting water.