New Chapleau Area Forest Fire Reported

A small fire is burning in the Chapleau area.

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is reporting "Chapleau 3" is being held at eight-tenths of a hectare, located about 30 kilometres northwest of town, outside the northeast boundary of The Shoals Provincial Park.

The fire hazard for much of the region is moderate, with large sections of high hazard to the northwest - near Dubreuilville and Obatanga Provincial Park - and east toward Timmins.