Fire Fighting in Canada

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How coronavirus could make a bad wildfire season even worse

April 27, 2020
By The Narwhal

April 27, 2020 – In the summer of 2003, I had a first-hand look at a fire season that was unlike any that had occurred before. Thousands of acres were burning in Western Canada, prompting officials to call in more people to help suppress the fires. They piled into crowded tent camps and other makeshift facilities. Approximately 45,000 people were evacuated to nearby towns, hotels and community centres for days and sometimes weeks. Hundreds of emergency relief responders came in close contact. The Narwhal reports. | READ MORE