Highway 11 has been closed off from Kapuskasing to Longlac overnight after a fire broke out between Hearst and Mattice.   Staff Sergeant Baldassare Nuccio says the good news is no communities needed to be evacuated, it’s mostly been cottage goers and some homes near the blaze.  Nuccio says the OPP’s closure of the highway was only precautionary for public safety.  The MNR, the MTO and the OPP tackled the situation together as Hydro One crews worked into the night to restore power to most of the affected area between Hearst and Mattice.

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