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Written by The Regina Leader-Post
June 21, 2018, Regina - Regina firefighters responded to a grass fire near the Co-op Refinery on Wednesday. The fire department said it responded to the call at 11:20 a.m. By 1:08 p.m., firefighters had the fire nearly extinguished. The Regina Leader-Post reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
June 21, 2018, Elmira, Ont. - A barn in Elmira is destroyed following an early morning fire on Wednesday. The Woolwich Township fire department says they were called to the property around 2 a.m. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Williams Lake Tribune
June 21, 2018, Williams Lake, B.C. - Residents of British Columbia’s Interior are feeling anxious after multiple lightning storms have rolled across the area following a heat wave. At least 50 new fires sparked across the province Wednesday, said the B.C. Wildfire Service. The Williams Lake Tribune reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 21, 2018, Bible Hill, N.S. - Firefighters worked into the early-morning hours Thursday to battle stubborn, two-metre flames shooting from the main building at Dalhousie University's agricultural campus in Bible Hill, N.S. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Windsor Star
June 20, 2018, Windsor, Ont. - For the first time in 15 years, Windsor firefighters have a new contract without going to arbitration. Members of the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association Tuesday finished voting 95 per cent in favour of the new five-year deal, retroactive to 2014. The Windsor Star reports. | READ MORE
Written by Durhamregion.com
June 20, 2018, Oshawa, Ont. - A worker pinned by heavy machinery in an Oshawa trench Tuesday morning was rescued and transported to hospital. The man was pinned under the bucket of a backhoe while working on a water main around 8 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters also had to deal with a broken gas line. Durhamregion.com reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 20, 2018, Ashton, Ont. - Ottawa police are investigating after an abandoned farm building just off Highway 7 in Ashton burned down early Monday morning. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Windsor Star
June 19, 2018, Windsor, Ont. - Windsor’s firefighters have begun voting on a new tentative contract. City council approved a new a five-year deal for firefighters earlier this month that is mostly retroactive and would run to the end of 2019. The Windsor Star reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
June 19, 2018, Winnipeg - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was forced out of a house that had gone up in flames on Monday after encountering extreme heat. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Ottawa Citizen
June 19, 2018, Ashton, Ont. - As day broke Monday, fire crews were battling a two-alarm blaze that broke out in an agricultural silo near Ashton. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
June 19, 2018, Brandon, Man. - Police say a massive blaze that destroyed multiple buildings and caused about $25 million in damages in a western Manitoba city may have been started by people.
Written by The London Free Press
June 18, 2018, London, Ont. - The case of two London firefighters who were injured during a training exercise on Fanshawe Lake Friday highlights the dangers of the job, the department’s deputy chief says. The London Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 18, 2018, Peepeekisis First Nation, Sask. - Over a century of memories of the United Church on Peepeekisis First Nation are bubbling to the surface after a fire decimated the one-room church on Saturday. Community members say the Wanakapew United Church was built before 1906 on the reserve, which is about 110 kilometres north-east of Regina. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 18, 2018, Moncton, N.B. - The fire chiefs of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview say the region needs a multimillion-dollar live-fire training facility. It would give firefighters the chance to practise their firefighting and rescue skills more often. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
June 18, 2018, Ottawa - Four homes have been damaged in a late night fire in Orléans. Ottawa Fire says it received multiple 911 calls reporting a house on fire on Lakepointe Drive late Sunday evening. The fire was located in a rowhouse. It took firefighters over an hour to declare the fire was out. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
June 18, 2018, Edson, Alta. -  RCMP in Alberta say they're investigating an arson at a mosque in a community west of Edmonton.
Written by The Times Colonist
June 15, 2018, Victoria, B.C. - An overheated pot ignited the cabinets in a fourth-floor apartment on Thursday but Victoria firefighters stopped the fire before it spread to the roof structure. The Times Colonist reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Winnipeg Free Press
June 15, 2018, Winnipeg - Mayor Brian Bowman’s plan to get taxpayers off the hook for Winnipeg firefighter union president Alex Forrest’s salary once and for all passed its first hurdle Wednesday. The mayor’s executive police committee unanimously supported his motion seeking a council vote on the future of the controversial deal that’s seen taxpayers pick up the tab for Forrest’s salary during his 21-year stint as president of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 14, 2018, Tracadie, N.S. - A family farm in Antigonish County has lost some of its herd of dairy cows and $500,000 in robotic milking equipment after a fire swept through a large barn overnight and burned it to the ground. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The TImmins Press
June 14, 2018, Matagami, Que. - Timmins fire officials were called to assist when a fire broke out at a mine in the town of Matagami, in northwestern Quebec. The fire was reported shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25. The Timmins Press reports. | READ MORE
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