The Ministry of Natural Resources says crews are still making good progress in stamping out the large fire near Timmins.
As of Monday night, the MNR reported that bulldozers and excavators were at work around the perimeter of the fire to help with suppression.
The fire is still about 30 kilometres away from the core of the city.
Calm wind, cooler temperatures and rain patches have helped and about 180 fire rangers from Ontario and BC will continue to work today on the enormous blaze known as Timmins 9.
Highway 144 remains closed, but highway 101 is expected to reopen today.
A map of the fire area follows.
For more Timmins fire information
- The City of Timmins and MNR Websites.
- The City of Timmins Forest Fire Information Line: 705-360-8720.
- The Timmins District MNR: 705-235-1300.
- For Timmins District Fire information: (705) 235-1372
- For general fire questions: Wildfire Information Hotline (888-357-8422)
- Smoke and health related questions: Telehealth Ontario (866-797-0000)
- Health-related questions can be directed to the Porcupine Health Unit: 705-267-1181
- Evacuation/road closures, Kirkland Lake Municipal Office 705-568-9365 X221
- OPP Highway Closure Information: 1-888-310-1122
- People are requested to call the MTO at 1-800-268-4686 (option 2) to confirm the highway information prior to travelling.