Pickle Lake – Township Working Through Fire Threat

MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport
MNRF Aircraft at the Dryden Fire Base at the Dryden Municipal Airport

PICKLE LAKE – Warm weather is helping fuel a wildfire near Pickle Lake and Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

The township of Pickle Lake is NOT – repeat NOT under an evacuation order at present.

In a statement issued on June 08, 2019 at 11:09 am from Pickle Lake; At this time we maintain that NO EVACUATION, AND NO STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED.

There is no evacuation notice at this time. If any Pickle Lake residents would like to voluntarily leave the community due medical or personal reasons, there are sixteen rooms available at the Sunset Inn in Sioux Lookout. Please register at the front desk.

Bombers and ground suppression crews will be continuing suppression of the fires. There are 14 crews on fire, two bombers in the air, and three on standby.

The Community Hall is open today until further notice for information and coffee.

Please avoid all unnecessary travel around to keep roadways clear for fire crews. Barricades are set up around town to mark Fire Crews Access Only Zones. DO NOT ENTER THESE ZONES.

We ask that you during this time, to continue obey traffic control and direction given by OPP/FIRE/Municipal Staff and EMS. If you require EMS Services Please call 807-928-2255 – To report further fires please call 310-3473.