There are now 148 active fires burning, with 44 of those not under control, 12 being held, 27 under control and 65 being monitored.
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Currently, there are 151 wildland fires burning in Ontario, 138 of which are in the northwest region and 13 of which are in the northeast region.
It took only a couple minutes for three workers to be lifted up from the ground in a trailer and tossed about 100 yards when an EF-2 tornado tore through south Barrie last week.
Questions were raised by several residents on social media and those who Global News spoke with after many said they received a tornado warning while it was overhead or afterward.
Residents from two more First Nations in northwestern Ontario are being evacuated today due to the threat posed by growing wildfires in the region.
The comments come as wildfires are currently raging out of control, forcing residents out of their homes in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
“Barrie was devastated by a tornado that caused substantial damage to public and private infrastructure, including homes, businesses and vehicles,” Coun. Natalie Harris wrote.
Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gases which includes many chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
In the Greater Toronto Area, Environment Canada said wind gusts of up to 90 km/h and hail up to the size of a nickel could be possible with Tuesday afternoon’s storm.
Ontario is imposing new restrictions on the mining, rail, construction and transportation industries in the province’s northwest to reduce the likelihood of human-caused fires.
Cleanup efforts are continuing after last week’s tornado that swept through Barrie, Ont.’s south end, causing extensive structural damage.
The project says the tornadoes touched down in Barrie, Zephyr-Little Britain, Lorneville, Dwight and Lake Traverse between 2:30 and 5:10 p.m. local time.
“Keep Barrie strong. This community has been through a lot the last couple of days and we want to remind people to stay strong and we will continue and we’ll rebuild.”
In an update released on social media Saturday afternoon, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said 71 homes were still deemed uninhabitable after Thursday’s EF-2 tornado.
‘Several of the houses we could see — there’s one in particular that I put on my Twitter — where the roof just slid off,’ professor Gregory Kopp told Global News Radio 640 Toronto.