Municipality of Temagami Statement – Current Fire Situation
July 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am – From Mayor Lorie Hunter
Emergency Management Committee met at 10:00 am July 10, 2018
Reports on the fires near Temagami are positive. Ministry of Natural Resources and
Forestry (MNRF) officials are currently assessing the fire near Temagami and are not in a position to change existing evacuation orders. Therefore Mandatory Evacuation Orders from Temagami Shores at the South edge of the town of Temagami to Jessie Lake, including Finlayson Point Provincial Park, remain in effect. The Mandatory Evacuation Order for Marten River Provincial Park remains in effect. Evacuation standby for the Town of Temagami and surrounding area, will remain in effect until further notice.
The situation will continue to be monitored as the day progresses and officials will
continue to review and set up plans in the event the fire activity increases. For Fire Related inquiries contact: Isabelle Chenard (MNRF) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-564-6156. Strathcona Road and the Temagami Fire Tower Road remain closed with no access permitted to the Fire Tower.
All Provincial Parks in the area are now closed and all interior and back country travel is restricted. Visit Ontario Parks at www.ontarioparks.com for when the restrictions will be lifted. If you were staying at Finlayson Point or Marten River Provincial Park please contact the Park directly for information on retrieving your belongings. Anyone requiring accommodation as a result of the evacuation should contact the
Municipality of Temagami office at 705-569-3421 x 210 and ask for Tammy Lepage
during business hours.
Please contact the Municipality of Temagami Office at 705-569-3421 during business
hours if you have any questions or concerns. For after-hours immediate MNRF concerns, please contact 1-888-310-3473 (FIRE).
Further updates will be provided after the next Emergency Management Committee
meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm July 10, 2018.