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Number of wildfires, hectares burned in British Columbia so far ‘significantly’ down over 10-year average

The number of fires and hectares burned so far in 2020 is significantly lower than the 10 year average, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

Kingsville, Ont., fire chief says pandemic has highlighted issues in migrant worker housing

Kingsville Fire Chief Chuck Parsons said if there is a “positive” from the pandemic, it’s that it has exposed the issue of congregate living in the region and identified gaps in the inspection system that is used to approve housing for migrant workers.

Nova Scotia forest fires started by ‘machine tracks’ prompts calls for temporary ban on logging

Some Nova Scotians are calling for a ban on logging during hot, dry weather after it was revealed that machinery in the woods caused two forest fires that spanned more than a hundred hectares in Kings County last month.
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Fire crews respond to explosion at home in southeast Calgary

Calgary fire crews say no one has been injured after an explosion in the southeast community of Copperfield on Wednesday afternoon. » Read more

Toronto crews battling massive industrial fire in North York

Crews are battling a massive two-alarm fire at an industrial building in North York. Firefighters were first dispatched to the building on Champagne Drive in the Finch Avenue and Dufferin Street area at around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning for reports of a large fire. » Read more

Fire at Saskatoon McDonald’s causes $10,000 in damage

Saskatoon firefighters responded to a grease fire at a McDonald’s in the 900 block of 51st Street East just after midnight Monday. A kitchen appliance was reported on fire, the department said in a news release. » Read more

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