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NL providing support to fight Ontario forest fires


May 18, 2021
By Ellen Cools

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is helping the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry help fight forest fires in the province.

According to a government press release, two CL-415 water bombers and seven crew members have been sent to the Dryden, Ont., area for up to five days to help fight wildfires in the area. More than a dozen wildfires are currently burning in northwestern Ontario.

The request for assistance was administered through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre’s Mutual Aid Resource Sharing (MARS) agreement.

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