Annual slash pile burning operations underway

Press Release

AbitibiBowater Inc. will be conducting burning of the residual branches and treetops that remain after logging operations.
The objective of burning is to remove the material in order to permit reforestation of the land, to reduce forest fire risk, and to improve visual aesthetics in our forests.
Burning was to occur on or about Nov. 10 and continue as weather conditions permit.
The Ministry of Natural Resources, AbitibiBowater, and its contractors carefully monitor these operations as the safety of everyone is paramount.
Visibility may be reduced in the vicinity of these operations.
As logging occurs throughout the Crossroute Forest, so does slash pile burning.
Thus, exact locations or timing cannot be communicated through this media.
Maps are available at the Fort Frances MNR Fire Centre and the AbitibiBowater Woodlands office.
Should you have specific concerns, contact either the MNR or AbitibiBowater.