Fire Fighting in Canada

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Peat fires, like those raging in Siberia, will become more common in Canada

August 5, 2020 
By CBC News

Aug. 5, 2020, Canada – Among the most unsettling images of 2020 — next to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic — have been the photos of wildfires in Siberia region of Russia. The notion of wildfires in Siberia, an area known for its blustery, snow-capped landscapes, seems counter-intuitive. The recent blazes have been driven by a record heat wave in the Russian Arctic, but these aren’t your typical forest fires. They’re actually peat fires, a natural phenomenon that scientists have only recently begun to understand — and one expected to become a growing concern in Canada. CBC reports. | READ MORE

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