Two Barn Fires North of Arthur

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Yesterday afternoon two barns were destroyed by fire just north of Arthur. The call came into Firefighters just after 1:00 pm. Fire Officials say the owner had a burn permit for one barn on their property, but embers and dry conditions led to an adjacent barn catching fire as well. 30 fire fighters responded and wet the surrounding area in order to control the blaze.

The fire was contained, but not before both barns were completely destroyed. Both barns were vacant.

Areas surrounding have issued fire bans due to dry conditions across Ontario.

The municipality of Temagami put an evacuation order in place following wild fires raging there

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