Current Fire Danger by MNR district as of May 21st UPDATED:
Timmins: Extreme (RFZ)
Cochrane: High (RFZ)
Hearst: High (RFZ)
Chapleau: Extreme (RFZ)
Kirkland Lake: Extreme (RFZ)
[quote="FrancoFun"]There was a fire. The fire department responded. People in need of notification were contacted. There's always room for improvement, but they didn't do a bad job. Comparing the situation to Kirkland Lake isn't fair. Homes weren't in imminent danger. Had they been, I'm sure the City would have responded accordingly. [/quote] [quote="Loco101"]Hello! Homes were in imminent danger! It happened on our busiest road and it's not far at all from houses. And it was very similar situation to Kirkland Lake except that the Rae Hill fire was much smaller. If the fire could jump the highway as quickly as it did imagine what could have happened if the wind hadn't died down that evening!
The firefighters did their jobs properly and I am not upset with them. It was the fact that no city official (Mayor, CAO, Police Chief, Fire Chief, City Clerk, or any deputy position working with and of those) took charge and provided proper information to the public.