Crews Fight Wild Fire Near Stanley West of Thunder Bay

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Smoke from fire near Stanley - image Facebook
Smoke from fire near Stanley - image Facebook

Smoke from fire near Stanley - image Facebook
Smoke from fire near Stanley – image Facebook

THUNDER BAY – FIRE REPORT – UPDATE – Fire is now under control.

Dry conditions have led to a fire near Stanley. This evening water bombers, fire crews and OPP officers are on site fighting the fire. Currently the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is listing the cause as human, and that the fire is not under control.

Stanley Wildfire

Residents across Thunder Bay have reported water bombers flying over their homes as other residents have watched the fire crews loading their aircraft with water from Lake Superior.

MNRF Water bomber fighting fire near Stanley - Image Tannis Smith
MNRF Water bomber fighting fire near Stanley – Image Tannis Smith

There is no word on possible evacuations as a result of the fire.

OPP Crews near Stanley Turnoff
OPP Crews near Stanley Turnoff – Photo by Tannis Smith

The fire conditions in the region are rated from Moderate to High.