Quetico Provincial Park backcountry reopens as number of active prep fires drops

Quetico Provincial Park’s backcountry has reopened into the public as the number of forest fires burning in the area sheds.

Quetico’s  backcountry closed with regard to campers and travellers in Aug. 17 due to treat fires burning inside the recreation area.

However , primary spots reopened on Saturday, according to the park’s website, and northern entry points have reopened including:

  • Baptism Creek
  • Pickerel Lake
  • Batchewaung Lk
  • Sue Falls
  • Mack Lk
  • Cirrus Lake
  • Quetico Ocean

Some of the Kings Point and Couvert Bay fly-in entry points can also be open  for flights originating in Canada.

Ontario’s forest start map showed three that will fire burning inside Quetico since Sunday afternoon.

They were among  55 fires burning around northwestern Ontario;   none of those fires were classed as not under control, Aviation, Forest Fire and Unexpected emergency Services (AFFES) said.

The fireplace hazard throughout the region has been low.

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