Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Earmarks Additional $100M to Battle Forest Fires across Province

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Earmarks Additional $100M to Battle Forest Fires across Province

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Ontario announces new funds to fight forest fires

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TORONTO - The Ontario government is adding $100 million to funds available to fight forest fires in the province.

The Progressive Conservative government made the announcement on Wednesday and says the money is on top of base funding of almost $70 million to battle the blazes.

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires, including 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. That compared to 120 active fires on Tuesday afternoon.

The ministry says the largest fire in the northeast, known as "North Bay 72" and burning about 30 kilometres west of Temiskaming Shores, has not grown in size and is no longer out of control.

Another large fire, dubbed "Parry Sound 33," is about 113 square kilometres and remains out of control. …

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