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Ontario forest fire: Evacuation orders issued for people living around Centennial Lake Forest fire
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Ontario forest fire: Evacuation orders issued for people living around Centennial Lake

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Jun 2023, 11:23 pm

Toronto/IBNS: Officials ordered evacuation for people living around Ontario'sCentennial Lake to evacuate their homes in the wake of the forest fire burning in the area west of Calabogie.

The fire in the Centennial Lake area was reported just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said. 

It was reported by the Township of Greater Madawaska late Sunday night that the fire was on Centennial Lake, located 157 km west of downtown Ottawa, had expanded to the shore affecting approximately 50 hectares of land.

A 24-hour evacuation notice has been issued by the township to surrounding areas of seasonal residences.

The cause of the fire is still not known.

According to the ministry's website, as of 8 a.m. Monday, the fire is still not under control.

Due to a burn ban in effect for the Township of Greater Madawaska, including Centennial Lake. Officials warn the current fire rating is "extreme."

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

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