Subject: Parry Sound 33 Forest Fire
The Municipality of French River would like to inform its residence that there is a presence of heavy smoke in the air for the community of Alban due to the ongoing Parry Sound 33 forest fire in the Key River area. We would like to reassure that there is no imminent danger at this time to our communities. The Municipality’s Emergency Management Plan has been activated due to the poor air quality and the possible provision of assistance to our neighbouring communities. The situation is being closely monitored with MNRF and more information will be shared as it is available.
For information about air quality please visit https://www.phsd.ca/news/wildfire-smoke.
Further updates will be provided on our Facebook Page @FrenchRiverON and our Municipal Website http://www.frenchriver.ca/.
Dated July 21, 2018 at 8:50 pm at the Municipal Office, Noëlville, ON.
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