Crews continue to work with Parks Canada crews to fight marsh fire. 140 pic.twitter.com/TLmFwZCfDe— Leamington Fire (@LeamingtonFire1) March 30, 2017
Crews providing protection for the boardwalk. 140 pic.twitter.com/2FxVJL3oWa— Leamington Fire (@LeamingtonFire1) March 30, 2017
Officials say the park, which is a stopping point for migrating songbirds in the spring and monarch butterflies in the fall, is closed until further notice. Point Pelee is a 10-kilometre sandspit with its southern point equal in latitude to the northern border of California, making it the southernmost point in Canada. Parks Canada say the marshes on the peninsula make up one of the largest remaining wetland areas in southern Canada. It says over the last 100 years, 347 bird species have been recorded with almost 100 species nesting at Point Pelee, which is also home to more than 700 species of flowering and non-flowering plants.
LFS on the scene at Point Pelee National Park for a marsh fire. 140 pic.twitter.com/6OmVjKnjNi— Leamington Fire (@LeamingtonFire1) March 30, 2017