It’s summer in Canada, which means places can go for weeks without getting any rain driving the chances of a forest fire up.

We’re all used to hearing about forest fires burning in places like Alberta but they can happen anywhere.

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One Ontario community is actually now under a state of emergency due to a fire that is burning right now in the province.

EVACUATION NEAR TEMAGAMI due to fire. #OPP from #Temagami and #TemiskamingShores ASSISTING MNRF. MNRF mandatory evacuation affecting area. #Hwy11 remains open however fire conditions may cause closures. If travelling consider delaying or using alternate routes. ^cb

July 8, 2018

The community of Temagami in northern Ontario has been placed under a state of emergency by its mayor.

This comes after 20 homes had to be evacuated due to the fire. 

Watching the planes do work 💪#forestfire #temagami #wereOK @ONforestfires

July 9, 2018

Dan O'Mara, Temagami’s mayor, says that the community has opened the hockey arena as a place for those affected by the fire to stay. 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, OPP and local fire departments have been doing their best to contain the blaze.

#MNR Water Bombers working on an active fire south of #Temagami today. Some areas were evacuated for #PublicSafety. Please stay clear and consider alternate routes through the area. ^sh

July 9, 2018

The biggest concern with the fire right now is the wind “I guess there is a concern that depending on which was the wind's blowing [it] could add other issues,” said O’Mara.

The fire was started by lighting this weekend and there’s some good news bad news for those battling it, as there is a thunderstorm forecast, but with that come lightning and the possibility more fires will be started. 

Source: The Weather Network