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Saskatchewan firefighters benefit from cooler fire season
Aug. 30, 2012, Saskatoon – A somewhat less busy year battling fires in the province's forests has allowed firefighting crews in Saskatchewan to be deployed to fight blazes in other jurisdictions.
Kamloops and firefighters headed to arbitration
Aug. 30, 2012, Kamloops, B.C. - With the Kamloops firefighters' union and the City of Kamloops set to go to arbitration over contract negotiations, the president of Local 913 is confident the decision will go their way. The Kamloops Daily News reports.
Firefighters battle barn blaze
Aug. 30, 2012, Brantford, Ont. - City and Brant County firefighters battled flames that completely consumed a barn on the northwest outskirts of the city Wednesday evening. The Brantford Expositor reports.
Fire razes hay silo
Aug. 30, 2012, Abbotsford, B.C. - A spectacular hay fire broke out Wednesday morning at one of Abbotsford's agricultural landmarks, Granny & Grumpa's Antiques. The Abbotsford-Mission Times reports.
Fire crews fighting pair of large Interior wildfires
Aug. 30, 2012, Aberdeen Lake, B.C. - Fire crews are continuing to battle two large wildfires in the Interior, including one near Aberdeen Lake that was only 30-per-cent contained on Wednesday. The Province reports.
Man catches fire while working on car
Aug. 30, 2012, Nanaimo, B.C. - A Nanaimo man suffered burns to his hands and arms after the car he was repairing went up in flames Wednesday afternoon. The Province reports.
Chief concerned about hotel evacuation during fire
Aug. 30, 2012, Calgary - City fire Chief Bruce Burrell says his department is “extremely concerned” that so many people were still inside the Shamrock Hotel when crews arrived Tuesday morning to put out a blaze at the Ramsay building. The Calgary Herald reports.
Police looking for public help on school fire
Aug. 30, 2012, Mission, B.C. - Mission RCMP are asking for the public's help as they investigate a suspicious fire at an elementary school. The Province reports.
Blaze rips through Burlington home
Aug. 30, 2012, Burlington, Ont. - An overnight blaze has destroyed the home of a Burlington family away on vacation. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
Suspicious fire destroys minivan
Aug. 30, 2012, Montreal - Add another professional-appearing overnight torch job to the recently burgeoning list of arson cases being probed in Montreal's north end. The Montreal Gazette reports.