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Fire Season In Canada

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I know there is plenty of 'summer' left and we're just getting started but it seems to be raining alot... everywhere. :down:


I see that there was a good one ripping in Ontario but that is pretty much all I've seen or heard. BC and AB are mostly grey, cool and damp.


Anyone heard anything else?

I'm itching to strap on a bucket. :P

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Thats seems about all for fires!


Around Calgary area doing about 3 hrs a day river and stream survellance from all the flooding, It's crazy! Was chasing down a semi floating golf cart yesterday...No luck chatching her, would of made a good trophy to sling back into the hanger! :o

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Managed to get about two weeks in Quebec on fires earlier on this month. They had fires raging everywhere when we first got there but then the rain came and put a serious damper on the fire activity. Regardless, it was great fun to be there and the hospitality was awesome. Would go back in a flash.


We ferried from Fort McMurray to Val d'Or, QC, about a 16-hour trip (can't reveal the deal that we got to go there). North Central Heli from LaRonge, SK also ferried three 205s and an AStar out there. All these machines are now working in Ontario, having ferried over to Dryden after being released from Quebec.

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Fire in Nova Scotia


EAST PETPESWICK -- A forest fire Monday forced the evacuation of some homes near a tiny community along Nova Scotia's eastern shore.


The Mounties said they initially began an evacuation of about 40 homes near East Petpeswick in the early afternoon as a precautionary measure.


Later Monday afternoon, officials said they had begun to slow the progress of the blaze, although it was not deemed to be under control.


The fire covered about four hectares.


"It's not under control and our high priority is the area closest to the homes,'' Mike Coady of the Department of Natural Resources told the CBC.


At least two water-bomber helicopters were helping to fight the blaze. A number of volunteer fire departments were also involved.


There were no reports of any injuries.


The fire was being fuelled in part by deadwood blown down by hurricane Juan in September 2003.

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Nipigon 20 is 14,500 HA as of this morning.


Located 40mi NE of the northern tip of Lake Nipigon.


9 Helicopters on it plus a couple of bombers


Dry as a popcorn fart in Northern Ontario right now.

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