A recent fire has been identified on Lakeview Crescent around 5:30pm and has subsequently been extinguished. Ontario Provincial Police have given residents the clearance to return home, but request that the community stay clear of ‘Deadman’s Hill’ and affected areas as there is an ongoing police investigation. Thank you for the responsiveness and quick actions of the volunteer Fire Department, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Provincial Police, municipal staff, and local community for their efforts and cooperation.
OPP would also like to advise residents of Pickle Lake and everyone in the region to report any signs of smoke as soon as possible and to observe any fire restrictions in effect to prevent forest fires. Stay safe.