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dock
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 01-2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I am surprised no one is commenting but there is a 12,000 hectare!! fire out of control between McGiffin and Makobe Lakes.

http://www.gisapplication.lrc.gov.on.ca/ForestFire InformationMap/Index.html?site=AFFES_ONLine&viewer =AFFES_ONLINE&locale=en-US}
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dock
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 01-2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Fire is labeled NB 072
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heatherlynne7
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 01-2017
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yes it's crazy! There's also a discussion happening at http://www.ottertooth.com/discus/messages/25/16355 9.html?1531274408 about this... people seem to be hoping it's a typo? because 12,000 is huge and heartbreaking!
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rainbird
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2017
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The fire shown in the first photo of this article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/digital-map -smoke-coverage-1.4743940 and identified as North Bay 72 is between Mendelssohn and Frederick Lake or approximately 4730'25.48"N; 8012'56.30"W, so not between Makobe and McGiffin
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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 179
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Rainbird - so, potentially, Makobe, Grays & Banks were spared, and safe to canoe through?
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rainbird
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2017
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 - 3:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

At this stage I would say yes but: The forest fire info map http://www.gisapplication.lrc.gov.on.ca/ForestFire InformationMap/Index.html?site=AFFES_ONLine&viewer =AFFES_ONLINE&locale=en-US shows NB072 just north of McGiffin, but from the photo referred to in the cbc article, I was able to locate THAT fire using the lake outlines on GoogleEarth. So, either that is not NB072 or they have the marker on the map wrong.
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rainbird
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 08-2017
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yellowcanoe - all the provincial parks in that area are currently closed to any kind of travel so if you were planning a trip this weekend, I think you are SOL
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doublebend
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Post Number: 65
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 - 5:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

This federal map gives a better picture of the burn than the Ontario map...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fqasrspgpa92mo/Screensh ot%202018-07-13%2017.47.12.png?dl=0
Shows much of the Grays including the campsites on Grays Lake within the perimiter, so likley unusable for a long time...
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rainbird
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 08-2017
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Great thanks, so looks it started just north of McGiffin and spread northeastward - a huge swath!
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doublebend
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Post Number: 66
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

To put this in perspective, the white area on the map link below indicates the area of the Lady Evelyn River that burnt in '92...Pretty much the entire Kananasing (place of five carries) section of the river burnt over.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h52p04luaia6bj6/Screensh ot%202018-07-14%2010.09.56.png?dl=0
These photos show the impact...
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/djwdr6l9fclq5n9/AABiy4U oN_bdK4h1SpmsMjpEa?dl=0
The first shows the active fire. I covered this one as a photographer for the North Bay Nugget shooting from a helicopter a mere two weeks after having travelling through there by canoe. The white rock at the right is MacPherson Knoll.
The second shot shows the view from Macpherson Knoll on that '92 trip.
The third shot shows a similar view taken 10 years later in 2002....
The Grays will be trashed for a long time....
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rainbird
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 08-2017
Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks again. The fire is currently listed as being active, so mapped extent of NB072 shown on NRCan map is already out-of-date. Will be anxious to see some satellite imagery of this area once the smoke has cleared.
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rainbird
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 08-2017
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Spreading westward now, over southern part of Makobe
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rocknrolla
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 04-2015
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The firefighters were doing burn back operations in the Makobe area today and yesterday, meaning that they burned forest adjacent to the fire to destroy its fuel source and therefore increased the total area of the fire - hoping that the growth in that area is the full extent of damage. Its a such a huge swath of Temagami, so sad....
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doublebend
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Post Number: 67
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Looks like it progressed northward along the east side of Makobe towards Banks Lake yesterday. The portage between Grays L and Banks L now within the perimeter.
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wiplar
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 05-2017
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 - 9:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post


So very sad!
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rane
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 06-2014
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

An new map was posted on Facebook yesterday; a photo from a map that is posted at the Earlton base, apparently. North Bay 72 has been remapped, and now 27,579 hectares. Has now impacted a few more campsites on Banks, and along the portages between the south arm of Makobe and Trethewey.

https://www.facebook.com/374985569501273/photos/a. 432101677122995.1073741831.374985569501273/6503760 85295552/?type=3&theater

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