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Ottawa forest fire likely caused by cigarette

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Fire officials say an improperly discarded cigarette may be behind the forest fire that burnt through nearly 50 hectares in western Ottawa. 
 

July 16, 2012
By Olivia D'Orazio

July 16, 2012, Ottawa – Fire officials say an improperly discarded
cigarette may be behind the forest fire that burnt through nearly 50 hectares in western Ottawa.

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Fire service personnel at the site of a forest fire in western Ottawa. The fire burned some 50 hectares of land.

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The fire, which burned through 50 hectares of land over the weekend, was likely caused by an improperly discarded cigarette, officials say.


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