Fire Fighting in Canada

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Poverty contributing to fire-lighting culture

May 20, 2008, Winnipeg - Fire engine R6, its lights flashing, hurtles down historic Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg's north end, leaving a cloud of dust and a fading siren in its wake. It's 11:30 p.m. in Winnipeg's arson zone, and as far as fires go, this one is prosaic: a commercial garbage bin filled with broken plywood spewing flames two metres into the night sky. The Globe and Mail reports on Winnipeg's culture of fire lighting. READ MORE

May 20, 2008
By The Globe and Mail

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