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Sept. 26, 2017, Virden, Man. - A blaze that destroyed three buildings and damaged a fourth in downtown Virden is being investigated as "suspicious," says the local fire chief. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 26, 2017, Whitby, Ont. - One person has been taken to hospital for treatment following a fire at a home in Whitby overnight Monday. CP24 News reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 26, 2017, Vancouver - As British Columbia's worst wildfire season on record comes to an end, several B.C. politicians, government workers and members of the media suited up in firefighter's gear in Vancouver on Monday, to learn how to put out fires and perform auto extrication. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 26, 2017, Winnipeg - A Winnipeg firefighter and jiu-jitsu instructor has been arrested after three girls, who were between 12 to 18 years-old when they met him, accused him of incidents of sexual abuse spanning the past 16 years. Manuel Ruiz, 52, faces a slew of charges, including sexual assault of a child, forcible confinement and luring a child. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
Sept. 25, 2017, Halifax - Police are investigating a suspicious fire that extensively damaged part of a two-storey apartment building in Dartmouth, leaving about a dozen tenants without a home.

Fire crews responded to the call on Pinecrest Drive around 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

No one was seriously hurt, but some of the residents were treated for smoke inhalation and the building sustained heavy smoke and water damage.

Police say the fire appears to be to be suspicious.

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

The Canadian Red Cross is providing housing, food and clothing to six adult tenants.
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Sept. 25, 2017, Montreal - Montreal firefighters spent much of Sunday evening battling flames at a condominium complex in Pierrefonds. At least 75 firefighters worked to extinguish the flames under sweltering conditions. Three firefighters suffered heat stroke and had to be transported to hospital. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Ottawa Citizen
Sept. 25, 2017, Ottawa - An investigation continues into a stubborn three-alarm fire that caused $1.5 million in damage to a Canada Post building on Saturday morning. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 25, 2017, Calgary - Four people, including a child, were sent into the water on Saturday when a Calgary police boat flipped in the Bow River, according to police. Global News reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 22, 2017, Nanaimo, B.C. - Police say a 73-year-old woman from Nanaimo, B.C., suffered life-threatening injuries after a vehicle rolled over her and dragged her down the driveway of her home.

First responders were called Thursday night about a woman trapped underneath a vehicle.

RCMP say a neighbour witnessed the ordeal and used a car jack to lift the vehicle off the woman and pull her away.

The woman, who has not been identified, was treated at the scene by firefighters and paramedics before being taken to hospital and then transferred to another facility in Victoria.

Const. Gary O'Brien says investigators have determined the woman's vehicle was not turned on but they are unsure of how she became pinned beneath it.

He says the detachment's victim services personnel are helping people involved in the incident.
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Sept. 22, 2017, Lethbridge, Alta. - Firefighters in Lethbridge were able to contain a fire in a scrap pile at National Salvage on Thursday afternoon that sent plumes of thick, black smoke into the air. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 22, 2017, Ottawa - Firefighters were busy battling three fires in Ottawa Thursday evening and Friday morning, and police say two of them were deliberately set. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 21, 2017, Vancouver - For the first time in nearly three months, all wildfire evacuation orders and alerts have been lifted in British Columbia as the province begins to recover from its worst wildfire season on record.

The Cariboo Regional District and Thompson-Nicola Regional District say final alerts affecting southern Interior properties have been rescinded.

The alerts were lifted as the BC Wildfire Service reported a 1,900-square kilometre blaze that broke out near Ashcroft on July 6 and burned almost 100 kilometres northward is 85 per cent contained.

A news release from the Cariboo Regional District says with the entire region deemed ''all clear,'' its emergency operations centre will close, effective at noon.

The Regional District of East Kootenay lifted its final evacuation orders and alerts on Monday, three days after the B.C. government rescinded a provincewide state of emergency that went into effect in early July.

Fourteen wildfires of note still blaze within the Southeast, Cariboo and Kamloops fire centres but the wildfire service says cooler weather has allowed crews to make good progress containing flames that have scorched over 12,000 square kilometres of timber since April 1.

An off-road vehicle ban covering central and southeastern B.C. was removed Wednesday but campfire bans in those areas remain in effect until further notice.

More than $510 million has been spent fighting fires that, at the height of the disaster, chased almost 50,000 people from their communities.

Fires are blamed for destroying 509 structures, including 229 homes, and causing financial loss to ranchers, farmers, forestry and tourism operations.
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Sept. 21, 2017, Kamloops, B.C. - For 76 days, the Elephant Hill wildfire stoked fear and dread in B.C. residents. Now, it is no longer considered a threat to any properties, according to a statement from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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Sept. 21, 2017, Fredericton - It was a busy day for the Fredericton Fire Department Wednesday as crews responded to three fires within three hours. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Ottawa Citizen
Sept. 21, 2017, Ottawa - Two units were heavily damaged in a fire at an Ottawa apartment building on Wednesday evening. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
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