Danger of multiple wildfires in Northern Ontario escalates
no let up this weekend to Canada summer of wildfires the threat to Holmes Aziz and BC at least for now but the danger is escalated in Ontario with the situation most urgent in the north more than 60 fires are burning almost 30 control with people forced out of one Community reinforcements are Jordan Ontario Cruz struggling to contain the devastation here ctv’s John Bennett Valley route for some Ontario Cottage this is been a regular sound and sight this summer at the attack on wildfires continues by air and on the ground with more reinforcements and firefighters arriving from us Forest Mexico today expecting another 80 Personnel to get here from Saskatchewan and Alberta the fire getting the most attention is burning about 70 km south of Sudbury prompting evacuations in and around French River Provincial Park with parts of under a state of emergency around 430 people have been evacuated including campers and cottages and on the key I understand it was about 90 people night was taken by an Air Canada passenger on a flight to Sudbury far busier than normal for firefighters so far this year the province’s seen 775 fires of the same day last year there been just 281 with exceptionally hot and dry weather in June and July extreme fire hazard despite some rain today for creating these wildfires grassfire bushfires in BC’s Okanagan region cooler conditions this week and help to improve the fire situation but officials are bracing for more warm weather this week with hundreds of property still under an evacuation alert and her firefighters in parts of the country long-term there may be a little relief inside with Environment Canada weather model suggesting the back half of the summer maybe just as warm as the first mirelaJohn Vennavally-Rao reports on the dozens of wildfires in Northern Ontario that are prompting evacuations.
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