Highway 584 Re-Opens After Wildfire Scare

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Aerial attack on Nipigon District Fire 14 at the bottom left of the photo stopped the fire as it threatened the western sector of Geraldton. Nipigon District Fire 13 – top right of the photo which threatened the Geraldton airport, the Greenstone Fire Management Headquarters and the Hutchison Lake Subdivision is a combination of fires that merged into one.
Aerial attack on Nipigon District Fire 14 at the bottom left of the photo stopped the fire as it threatened the western sector of Geraldton. Nipigon District Fire 13 – top right of the photo which threatened the Geraldton airport, the Greenstone Fire Management Headquarters and the Hutchison Lake Subdivision is a combination of fires that merged into one.

THUNDER BAY – The highway closure that has been in place due to forest fire hazard on Highway 584 north of Geraldton will be lifted at 13:00 on Wednesday May 25.

MNRF is cautioning all drivers that there are firefighting staff and equipment still working along the right of way. We ask that drivers drive slowly through the work area and be aware of workers in the area to avoid putting them at risk.

Also, there may be short interruptions to traffic required to allow for ongoing work to be carried out safely. We urge the public to avoid going to see the fire damage.

Construction signs will be placed along the highway – including some that post the speed limit as 50 km per hour.

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