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Firefighters continue to battle over 60 fires across Ontario
July 27, 2012, Kenora, Ont. - Cooler, wet weather is giving MNR firefighters a hand in battling dozens of fires across the region. The Kenora Daily News reports.
Calgary fire crews battle apartment fire
July 27, 2012, Calgary - Calgary fire crews were busy at an apartment fire on Thursday afternoon. CBC News reports.
Sawdust a key factor in sawmill fires in past decade
July 27, 2012, Vancouver - Sawdust, wood shavings and chips, which are suspected to have played a part in two recent deadly sawmill explosions, have also fuelled dozens of fires at B.C. sawmills over the past decade. The Vancouver Sun reports.
Wildland fire training needed: union
July 27, 2012, Ottawa - Firefighters did not have ideal equipment or enough training for the Ottawa-area forest fire they spent nearly two weeks fighting, according to the union. The Ottawa Sun reports.
St. Catharines house fire causes $20,000 in damage
July 27, 2012, St. Catharines, Ont. - A fire broke out at a home in St. Catherines causing $20,000 in damages. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
Blaze destroys homes in trailer park
July 27, 2012, Chase, B.C. - Two homes in Whispering Pines trailer park were destroyed by fire Thursday evening. Siding on a third unit melted due to what neighbours reported was an intense blaze. The Kamloops Daily News reports.
Manitoba sends aid to battle forest fire
July 27, 2012, St. Theresa Point, Man. - The province of Manitoba marshalled bulldozers and helicopters Thursday to fight a forest fire south of St. Theresa Point, an Oji-Cree First Nation where hundreds have been evacuated by air. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Fire rips through Burlington home
July 27, 2012, Burlington, Ont. - Burlington fire crews battled a blaze early Friday morning that caused over half a million dollars in damages. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
Flooding river closes RV park
July 26, 2012, Edmonton – A recreational vehicle park northwest near Whitecourt remains closed after rising water levels caused a mandatory evacuation on Wednesday. The Edmonton Journal reports.
Barn blaze likely sparked by lightning strike
July 26, 2012, Elmira, Ont. – Damage is estimated at $850,000 after fire razed a barn west of Elmira early Thursday morning. The Waterloo Record reports.