The OPP is assisting during the forest fire situation in the Temagami area and is focusing on keeping everyone safe.

Members of the public are being asked to not stop along the highway to take photos of the fire and/or smoke and to keep the flow of traffic going.

Boaters are also being asked to stay off Lake Temagami in order allow the water bombers to land and to collect water on this lake for their fire suppression efforts.

The OPP continues to advise if you are planning to travel, consider delaying your trip or avoiding Highway 11 between North Bay and Temiskaming Shores. The emergency management team will be meeting this evening and further updates will be released when they become available.