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    Post Quebec, Canada Wildfires

    MONTREAL (CP) - Rain fell across northern Quebec Monday helping
    firefighters as they battled more than 100 forest fires.
    Crews managed to douse four of 121 fires that were raging across
    the province, including nine that were out of control.
    "Resources were deployed to try to take advantage of this
    respite that the rain gives us in order to proceed with the work
    and extinguish several fires," said Chantal Drapeau, spokeswoman
    for Quebec's fire protection agency.
    The largest fires were located between Matagami and Chibougamau,
    in Quebec's northern region.
    Residents of Lebel-sur-Quevillon, about 750 kilometres northwest
    of Montreal, continued to be on alert since a fire raged to within
    14 kilometres of the town. An evacuation hasn't been required
    because of the lack of problem caused by smoke.
    More than 900 firefighters are on the ground battling the fires,
    including 360 from British Columbia, 100 from Maine and 96 from
    Alberta.
    In addition, 14 waterplanes from Quebec, Alberta, Newfoundland
    and Manitoba are attacking from above. Twenty-four helicopters are
    being used to transport fire teams and spray water on the fires.
    Nearly 760 fires have burned 400,000 hectares of forest this
    year. Over the past five years, an average of 381 fires have
    destroyed 50,000 hectares of forest.


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    Hi,

    Here are a few pictures of the Chibougamau fire...

    Stay safe,

    Sly
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    Post August 17th

    Massive brush fire near Ottawa, Quebec border expected to last
    until weekend
    AYLMER, Que. (CP) - Local firefighters and a Quebec forest fire
    crew are expected to take one or two more days to extinguish all of
    the hot spots of a brush fire near the Ottawa, Quebec border.
    The fire has already destroyed the equivalent of 20 football
    fields of forest area.
    Fire officials said the massive blaze was caused by an
    improperly tended campfire, but that no charges will be laid
    because there was not a ban on open fires in the area.
    "It was an accident caused by a campfire that spread to the
    forest so we can say it was caused by the residents," said Eric
    Santerre, a spokesman for the forest fire crew.
    "The fire that started near a house or cottage was probably a
    campfire, not a bonfire to burn garbage," he said.
    Two water bombers spent three hours scooping water from the
    Ottawa River Tuesday to quell the Aylmer, Que. fire, which snarled
    traffic and created a thick blanket of smoke over the region.
    No buildings have been damaged in the blaze. (Ottawa Citizen)


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