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British Columbia wildfire situation "still deteriorating"

More than 200 fires burned across the province Monday, but Bob Turner of Emergency Management BC says the situation is still deteriorating. He says about 14,000 people have been evacuated and the government's priority is keeping residents safe. The fires, which have scorched about 400 square kilometres of land, are being fought by some 1,000 B.C. firefighters, with about 300 colleagues and support staff arriving from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Three bodies discovered in Calgary vehicle fire

The bodies of three people were found Monday after firefighters extinguished a burning vehicle in northwest Calgary. The fire was put out around 7 a.m. According to Calgary police, it is unknown whether the fire was accidental or a result of criminal activity.

Suspicious fire at Quebec seniors’ home leaves one dead

According to a local witness, police and fire officials successfully rescued residents of the Oasis seniors’ residence in Terrbonne, Que., a northeastern suburb of Montreal. One 94 year-old woman was taken to hospital in serious condition and later died, while a dozen other residents were treated for smoke inhalation and most have been released. Police are treating the fire as suspicious.
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Trainer’s Corner: Understanding urban interface

As wildfires continue to burn across British Columbia, Fire Fighting in Canada columnist and British Columbia native Ed Brouwer explains why wildland fires are increasing and how firefighters can train to maintain safety during wildfire suppression. » Read more..
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From the editor: Local wildfires warrant federal response

IMS 100 teaches that all emergencies are local. But when an entire province goes up in flames, there must be a local, provincial and federal response. Fire Fighting in Canada editor Laura King’s June 2016 editorial about the Fort McMurray wildfire response remains relevant as British Columbia faces more than 200 fires across the province. » Read more...
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Clark announces $100M for wildfire-affected communities

British Columbia is making $100 million available to help rebuild communities and aid residents affected by wildfires. Outgoing Premier Christy Clark announced the fund Sunday during a visit to Kamloops, where she met with emergency officials and families impacted by the fires. » Read more...

Assistant chief harassed over campfire ban

Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue is looking for the people who allegedly verbally harassed Assistant Chief Brad Perrie on the job last week. Chief Don Jolley says Perrie answered a call on June 29 at the Pitt River dike, about people having a campfire, which is not permitted any time of the year. Jolley says the campers became verbally abusive, pushed Perrie and spat at him, after they were asked to put out the fire. » Read more...

Search continues for man who fell into Rivière des Prairies

The search has resumed for a man in his 20s, who slipped and fell into the Rivière des Prairies in Pierrefonds Sunday evening. Montreal firefighters were back out on the river looking for him Monday morning, while city police have yet to determine when they will resume their search. » Read more...

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