Fire Fighting in Canada

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Calgary residents back home

March 23, 2008, Calgary - Residents of a community northwest of Calgary are now back in their homes after having to flee a massive grass fire yesterday.  

March 23, 2008 
By The Canadian Press

Fire crews from
Calgary, the municipal district of Rocky View, Cochrane and Redwood Meadows battled the fast-moving blaze.


They were also assisted by a helicopter from the provincial forestry department.



The fire spread more than a kilometre through Springbank Heights and a neighbouring community, threatening four homes.


Sheds, barns, vehicles and trailers in the path of the fire were destroyed.

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