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Forest Fire Safety a Priority Following Trans-Canada Highway Closure

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The two major closures along Highway 11 this past weekend have prompted the OPP to remind residents of the importance of fire safety.

The OPP says safe campfire practices are a must, especially in warm and dry conditions.

Even a cigarette butt thrown out of the window of a car, in the right conditions, can cause a grass or brush fire.

Police are asking anyone with spring grass or wood fires to instead consider composting or taking the refuse to a landfill.

The MNRF says it still has crews actively working in the areas near Hearst and White River to suppress what’s remaining of the weekend’s forest fires.

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