At this time the fire is 9-10 miles west of Malachi near Manitoba border, heading south with NNW winds. Fire crews are heading to Ingolf to set up sprinklers.
From Kenora Online, Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016 20:41 Written by Ryan Young:
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has requested the evacuation of Ingolf, Ont., situated north of Highway 17 on the Manitoba border, due to a forest fire. The fire is described as 250 hectares, burning intensely approximately six kilometers northwest of Ingolf. Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of Ingolf Volunteer Fire, is evacuating Ingolf. Approximately 100 people will be affected by this evacuation.
From Kenora Online, Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016 19:31 Written by Ryan Young:
A forest fire is currently burning northwest of Ingolf. Pellatt firefighters initially responded to scene, but were asked to turn back by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Kenora Fire Chief Todd Skene says the fire is about 250 hectares in size (1 sq mi). The MNR is in the process of fighting the fire from the air with water bombers and things are going well, according to Skene’s contact with the MNR. Skene advises the general public to avoid the area. “I think the most important thing is that MNR is working on it and to stay out of the area,” Skene says. “Stay off the roads in those areas and keep them open for MNR traffic. That’s probably the best thing to do right now.”