Highway 17 reopens after brush fire

Smoke from a brush fire created visibility issues along Highway 17 between Mattawa, Ont., and Petawawa, Ont. Friday.

The highway was closed between Mattawa, and Petawawa, Ont., according to OPP

Smoke from the fire is causing poor visibility. (Twitter/@OPP_NER)

Smoke from a brush fire created visibility issues along Highway 17 between Mattawa, Ont., and Petawawa, Ont. Friday. 

Ontarion Provincial Police closed the stretch of highway between Mattawa and Petawawa.

There was a risk of fire hazard along the highway according to an OPP twitter account, but the severity is unknown.

Traffic was rerouted to Highway 11 for eastbound traffic and Highway 60 for westbound traffic.

The highway reopened Saturday morning.