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From the fire line to the flood zone: how firefighters are helping with flooding

Forest fires with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are assisting in flood prone areas this spring.

CBC News
Posted: May 16, 2019 7:00 AM ET | Last Updated: May 16

Firefighters with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are assisting in flood prone areas this spring.

Flooding has been affecting many areas of Ontario, including near Ottawa. High water levels paired with a slow start to the forest fire season means crews are being sent to assist, according to Isabelle Chenard with the ministry.

She says since April 1, there have been 38 forest fires in Ontario.

"If we compare that to last year we can tell it's a slow start because we had already seen …

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From the fire line to the flood zone: how firefighters are helping with flooding

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