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Prairies forest fire danger level extreme

April 21, 2016 - The risk for forest fires in Alberta and Saskatchewan have already reached extreme levels, according to a recent article by The Canadian Press.

The latest fire danger map from Natural Resources Canada shows the majority of the two provinces covered in red (extreme risk), orange (very high risk) and yellow swaths (high risk).

Kerry Anderson, a Natural Resources Canada fire research scientist, stated that the high levels are due to unusually warm temperatures that have melted the snow away faster than normal.

To read the full article, click here.

April 21, 2016  By  Andrew Snook

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