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Rains aid crews battling wildfires near Fort McMurray
June 15, 2011, Edmonton - Crews battling wildfires in northern Alberta are getting a hand from Mother Nature.
June 15, 2011 - One quick line of text that caught my attention earlier this week: Explosion, Gravenhurst, Ontario Fire College (training tower). No injuries.
Ottawa team places second in rescue competition
June 15, 2011, Ottawa - Removing car-crash victims from their vehicles following an accident is a routine job for firefighters, but some Ottawa firefighters also make it their hobby, competing in worldwide auto extrication competitions to stay on top of their game. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Officials investigate Whitby apartment fire
June 15, 2011, Whitby, Ont. - Investigators are probing the cause of a fire that broke out in a Whitby apartment block on Wednesday morning. CP 24 News reports.
Firefighters return to scene of fish plant fire
June 15, 2011, Grand Bank, N.L. - Firefighters were back at a fish plant in Grand Bank Tuesday morning to extinguish a fire they thought they'd put out on Monday. CBC News reports.
Firefighters make short work of school bus fire
June 15, 2011, Ottawa - Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze that erupted in the engine of a school bus Tuesday afternoon. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Industrial fire displaces dozens
June 14, 2011, Quebec City - Dozens of people were forced from their homes after a major fire broke out in a metal plant on Quebec City's South Shore on Monday. CBC News reports.
Northern Alberta blaze largest in recent history
June 14, 2011, Edmonton - The wildfire burning north of Fort McMurray is nine times the size of the City of Edmonton. The north-south fire line covers the same distance as Edmonton to Red Deer, a wildfire information officer said Monday. The Edmonton Journal reports.
Scrapyard fire risked firefighters' lives, says chief
June 14, 2011, Scotchtown, N.S. - Fire officials say lives were at risk after culprits set fire to vehicles in a scrapyard Sunday night. The Cape Breton Post reports.
Firefighters rescue man caught in auger
June 14, 2011, Calgary - Calgary fire crews used a plasma cutter Sunday morning to free a man whose arm was pinned in an auger. The Calgary Herald reports.