Biggest, most destructive forest fire of 2022 in Ontario burned just south of Timmins

By Rob McIntyre
My Timmins Now
November 1, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada East

During an otherwise very quiet 2022 forest fire season right across Ontario, the biggest fire doing the most damage was just south of Timmins. MNR fire information officer Isabelle Chenard says it was early May, when flames engulfed the forest near Morin Village, west of Hwy. 144. …That fire destroyed 1,400 hectares of trees. All summer across the province, only a shade above 2,500 hectares burned. Overall, there’s no comparison to last year. The cool, wet summer resulted in only 269 fires in the entire province. Chenard says in 2021, it was 1,998 burning through 784,000 hectares. “Even though it’s been a fairly quiet fire season here in Ontario, our staff has been helping out other jurisdictions.”

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