Monday, June 27, 2011

Massive Forest Fire nears Mishkeegogamang

A massive inferno more than double the size of Thunder Bay continues to inch towards a Northern First Nation.  The fire which is already over 57 thousand hectares is now within 10 kilometres of the already evacuated Mishkeegogamang.  Over 200 MNR personnel are battling the blaze but strong winds and a lack of rain have hampered efforts.  Officials say rain in the forecast will help.