By Rosalind Russell – After nearly a month of battle, the fire crews fighting the Sudbury 17 fire north of Elliot Lake and between the city and Sudbury has been brought under control.
Multiple crews are still on site fighting the fire, which has burned around an estimated 5,857 hectares of bush since June 4th.
The Sudbury 10 fire, which is burning in the vicinity of Sudbury 17, is also being classified as being held at 1,370 hectares.
And there is some more positive news … the number of wildland fires in the Northeast continues to drop with up to 30 burning earlier this month, but with the rain, change in weather and firefighters’ efforts, the number sits at 16 as of Wednesday evening.
Photo: The fire danger has been greatly reduced. Wildfires in northeastern Ontario have gone from 30 at the beginning of June to 16 by the end of the month. Photo – Esten Fire – VISTA file photo