Two structures destroyed in afternoon blaze

Round Lake – Approximately half an acre, along with two structures, burned on Rory Bay Road on July 5.

The Ministry of Natural Resources sent two crews to fight the blaze aided by one Bird Dog and two Twin Otters aircraft.

“The number one objective is safety,” Steve Kruschenske, MNR fire technician said.
Kruschenske stated that ground commander Yancy Patey and his crew had ensured the safety of people on the ground and placed a hose line around the structures affected. This completed, Patey organized and planned the aerial attack with the Bird Dog and Twin Otters aircraft.
“The crews were there for a couple of days,” Kruschenske said. “Due to the extremely dry conditions, this fire has run up to 40 centimetres deep in some areas.”
He assured that the fire rangers had used extra caution in putting out the blaze.
Local fire crews from Madawaska Valley and Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards also attended the call through the Mutual Aide program.
According to The MNR fire info office in Sudbury, the fire was declared put out on July 8.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Madawaska Valley, along with many other townships in the area, are under a complete fire ban due to the extreme dry conditions.