With all the work done on the Sleeper Lake fire over the last couple of days, fewer and fewer smokes near the fireline are being found.
Today, winds are expected to lighten as they turn south and firefighters were cautioned to look for variable wind directions in the fire area. Firefighters are looking for activity to pick up on the internal forest islands.
Bear safety is also a concern...Several firefighters have had encounters with bear.
County Road 407 is open to through traffic, however please drive with caution with your lights on in this area. The Chesbrough Lake area and County Road 420 remain under evacuation orders. Anyone wishing to access properties within the evacuated zones should contact the Sheriff Department's office directly at (906) 293-8431.
For the Record Book
1 week ago