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Ontario firefighters to help out in Alberta

Ontario is sending in 126 reinforcements to help Alberta deal with a wildfire hazard.

The firefighters are to arrive in Edmonton today.

Warm and dry conditions have increased the fire hazard to high or extreme in some areas.

Temperatures are expected in the high 20s in many parts of the province on the weekend and there's not much rain in the forecast.

Sustainable Resources says more crews are needed to battle blazes already burning or to respond to new ones.

Last year, 117 Ontario firefighters came to Alberta to help, and Alberta sent support to the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alaska and Idaho.

There are about two dozen fires burning in the province, but all are under control.

May 22, 2015 
By The Canadian Press

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