Forest Fires Blaze Out of Control, Wemotaci Evacuated – The Gazette

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Forest fires blaze out of control, Wemotaci evacuated

The Gazette May 27, 2010

MONTREAL – At least 15 forest fires are burning out of control Thursday in Quebec, the majority in the Mauricie and Abitibi regions.

A total of 47 fires have been reported across the province as of noon Thursday, says the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (Sopfeu). The strong winds and lightening storms that swept through Wednesday only exacerbated the problem, the Quebec forest-fire prevention agency said.

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