Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A large forest fire is burning in Wabakimi Provincial Park, about 38-kilometres east of Savant Lake. The fire is burning near fly-in-lodges and a railroad and at one point forced the evacuation of 11-residents from a subdivision. The Ministry of Natural Resources says the fire had grown to over 14-hundred hectares in size but notes thanks to the combined efforts of firefighters and air attack, no property was lost. Evacuees have returned to their residence and operations on the CN main line have resumed. There are 21-fire crews and 5-helicopters still committed to the blaze. The cause is not known.