Thank You Rain! 3 Major Forest Fires In Sudbury Region Now Under Control
It seems to be GOOD NEWS on the forest fire front in our neck of the woods as of this morning (Tuesday)...
The rainfall we got over the past week, along with the brave efforts of Ontario Fire Rangers have helped narrow the number of forest fires to just three...And all are under control.
Sudbury 004: East of St. Charles, 212 hectares in size
Sudbury 007: Just North of Markstay-Warren, 221 hectares in size
Sudbury 013: Northwest of Lake Wahnipatae; 8.7 hectares in size
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The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) had originally reported highway 144 was closed due to a collision.
OPP Tweet: Highway 17 closed at Sand Bay Road at the Spanish River bridge.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a commercial motor vehicle and a passenger vehicle were involved in the collision and one of the vehicles had caught on fire. The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene and the name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin is notified.