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Manitoba Dealing With 27 Active Forest Fires, Canada

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June 26th, 2013 Category: Fires VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Canada – June 25th, 2013

There were 27 active forest fires burning in Manitoba as of June 25 – all of them in the Northeast Region. There have been 168 forest fires to date this year as of June 25, consuming 127,239 hectares. Eleven helicopters, six Bombardier CL-415 and CL-215 Manitoba water bombers and 202 extra firefighters were involved in fire suppression activities Tuesday.

Ilford-War Lake NE Fire 065 and Keeyask NE Fire 063, both started by lighting almost two weeks ago on June 6, continue to burn out of control, and have necessitated the evacuation of about 500 people from York Landing, south of Split Lake, and home of the York Factory First Nation, War Lake First Nation Band and Ilford, and Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask infrastructure camp. NE Fire 065 was 50,500 hectares in size as of June 25, while NE Fire 063 was 18,600 hectares in size.

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