Charred remains

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Ministry of Natural Resources’ FireRanger crew leader Mark Dillon, from Chapleau, pointed out some of the damage caused by Fort Frances Fire #128—a 26-hectare blaze in the Preacher Lake area, just west of Burditt Lake (about 30 km north of Emo) that was reported Sept. 8. While crews have been pulled off the fire and it no longer is burning, it hadn’t officially been declared “out” by the MNR as of this morning. The area is being monitored daily with thermal imaging equipment.
—Duane Hicks photo