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Windsor fire deaprtments pushes for sprinkler systems
May 24, Windsor, Ont. - Windsor Fire and Rescue and the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association have teamed up to educate people on the value of home sprinkler systems. CBC News reports.
Sooke firefighters get funding boost
May 23, 2012, Sooke, B.C. – Council has increased the amount of funding per firefighter for training, and also increased other funding to Sooke volunteer firefighters and fire prevention services, all while finding savings in order to achieve a zero per cent tax increase. Sooke News Mirror reports.
Fire destroys barn, kills cattle
May 23, 2012, Wainfleet, Ont. – Nearly 100 cattle are dead and two barns destroyed following an early morning blaze in Wainfleet on Wednesday. St. Catherines Standard reports.
Suspicious fire sees 200 tires set ablaze
May 23, 2012, O'Leary, P.E.I. – The RCMP believe someone deliberately set a pile of about 200 tires on fire in O’Leary Wednesday morning. CBC News reports.
Cooking grease causes apartment fire
May 23, 2012, Alberton, P.E.I. – Cooking fries in an open pan is blamed for a Tuesday evening fire that caused extensive damage to a five-unit apartment building in Alberton. P.E.I., where no smoke detectors were present. The Guardian reports.
Water bomber battles forest fire in Deep Bight
May 23, 2012, Clarenville, N.L. - The Trans-Canada Highway near Clarenville was briefly closed in both directions because of a forest fire Tuesday afternoon, according to the RCMP. CBC News reports.
Quick co-operation contains Williams Lake fire
May 23, 2012, Halifax - A spokesman for the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service said improved protocols contributed to the rapid containment of a brush fire in the Williams Lake area of Halifax Monday. CBC News reports.
Firefighters bring wildfire under control
May 23, 2012, Riding Mountain National Park, Man. - Firefighters have brought a wildfire in Riding Mountain National Park under control after five days of burning, Parks Canada officials said. CTV Winnipeg reports.
Firefighters greeted by snide comments from onlookers
May 23, 2012, St. Judes, N.L. - A call to a large grass fire in St. Judes has brought unwarranted criticism to the Deer Lake fire department, says the chief. The Western Star reports.
Wind conditions keep Kirkland Lake fire at bay
May 23, 2012, Kirkland Lake, Ont. - More helicopters and water bombers will fill the skies above Kirkland Lake Thursday, as a forest fire continues to burn about three kilometres outside of town. CBC News reports.