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Firefighter dies while battling Quebec forest fire

August 6, 2019
By The Canadian Press

Aug. 6, 2019, Montreal – Quebec’s forest fire protection service has identified a 32-year-old who died Sunday while battling a blaze in the province’s Outaouais region.

The fire protection service says Isaiah Nottaway lost consciousness while working to contain a fire in Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, about 50 kilometres north of Ottawa.

Resuscitation attempts were made until paramedics arrived, but Nottaway was pronounced dead after being transported to hospital.

The service said in a statement that it is unclear what caused his medical crisis.


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