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May 2, 2016, North Rustico, P.E.I. - With nine female firefighters in North Rustico, P.E.I., and about 65 island-wide, Fire Chief Alison Larkin said she'd like to see the number of women in the fire service grow. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Edmonton Journal
May 2, 2016, Fort McMurray, Alta. - About 500 people were told to leave their homes Sunday night in Fort McMurray as a wildfire edged closer to the municipality. The Edmonton Journal reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
May 2, 2016, Calgary - An investigation is underway after another suspicious fire at a home in Marlborough. Firefighters were called to the scene around 5 a.m. on Sunday. The Calgary Fire Department confirmed there were three previous fires at the same home in the past month, dating back to March 29th when a fire was set in a garbage can. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Ottawa Citizen
May 2, 2016, Ottawa - A 65-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a two-alarm fire and reports of an explosion sent Ottawa firefighters scrambling Saturday evening. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
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May 2, 2016, Dartmouth. N.S. - An investigation is underway after a fire on Regent Drive in Dartmouth burned three homes near Penhorn Lake early Sunday evening. Large black clouds of smoke could be seen from as far away as Halifax. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The St. John's Telegram
April 29, 2016, St. John's - Service NL Minister Eddie Joyce said that the government will move forward with legislation that will automatically consider various cancers as a work-related illness for firefighters. The St. John's Telegram reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
April 29, 2016, Edmonton - A fire believed to have been deliberately set has shut down a downtown Edmonton emergency shelter and displaced more than 60 women who were staying there. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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April 29, 2016, Jacksons Point, N.S. - A 69-year-old man has been found dead following a fire in Jacksons Point, N.S. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Times Colonist
April 29, 2016, Cowichan Bay, B.C. - A raging fire destroyed or damaged three houses across from the Cowichan Bay townsite Thursday. The fire, called in just before 4 p.m., consumed a multi-storey vacation home that was under renovation, severely damaged another house and caused smoke damage to a third. The Times Colonist reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
April 29, 2016, Saint John, N.B. - Saint John Fire Chief Kevin Clifford says there's still no plan to provide his fire crews with training to deal with flammable fuel disasters on the scale of the 2013 Lac-Megantic tragedy or the 2014 derailment and fire in Plaster Rock. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
April 28, 2016, Saskatoon - Three teenage boys have been charged with arson and break and enter after a large fire at an auto salvage yard in Saskatoon.

The trio – two 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old – were among five youth who were questioned after last week's blaze, which sent thick, black smoke into the sky that could be seen for several kilometres.

Police say two kids younger than 12 have been warned, but cannot be charged because of their age.

No one was hurt, but firefighters needed several hours to get the flames under control in the yard, which held more than 1,000 vehicles.

Fire officials have said the owner of the business estimates the damaged inventory at about $250,000.

One of the 14-year-olds is to appear in Saskatoon provincial court on Friday.

The other teens charged were to make their appearances on Thursday.
Written by NorfolkToday.ca
April 28, 2016, Simcoe, Ont. - Officials with Norfolk Fire and Rescue Services say many of their firefighters were delayed to Sunday's devastating house fire in Simcoe because drivers refused to get out of the way. NorfolkToday.ca reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Halifax Coast
April 28, 2016, Halifax - It was a familiar site inside City Hall on Tuesday, as council once again questioned the plans of Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency chief Doug Trussler. At issue was a proposed external service standards review, which will be undertaken by Pomax Consultants (the only company who bid on the tender), at a cost of $85,577 to the municipality. The Coast reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
April 28, 2016, Chisasibi, Que. - One person was found dead after a house fire Wednesday morning in Chisasibi, the biggest Cree community on the James Bay coast of Quebec. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
April 28, 2016, New Glasgow, P.E.I. - P.E.I. Fire Marshal Dave Rossiter is warning Islanders about the dangers of brush fires after an out-of-control fire spread to a barn on Tuesday afternoon in New Glasgow. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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