— Update —

Highway 71 has reopened.

— Original Story —

Highway 71, five kilometres south of the Highway 17 junction, is closed in both directions due to a forest fire.

The Ministry of Transportation says, “Hwy 71 is currently closed at Isabelle Lake, 5km south of hwy 17 junction, due to a forest fire. Duration of closure is expected to be short.”

At the time of publishing, it’s unclear when the highway will reopen or how big the fire is.