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Easing of pandemic restrictions stokes fears of grass fires in Cape Breton

March 24, 2022
By Greg MacVicar, CBC News

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Mar. 24, Cape Breton, N.S. – Firefighters across Cape Breton Regional Municipality went from battling as many as 2,000 grass fires a year before the pandemic to just 200 in both 2020 and 2021. A senior fire official in CBRM says it’s believed pandemic restrictions had a lot to do with that drastic reduction and some firefighters are worried the number will jump back up this year as restrictions are lifted. CBC News reports. | READ MORE