Northwestern Ontario forests becoming more susceptible to frequent fires, insect damage, expert says

(Ontario Northwest Region Forest Fire Management Centre)

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A researcher with the Canadian Forest Service says, while forest fires are a common and essential part of northwestern Ontario's boreal ecosystem, climate change will alter how frequently the region sees a "bad year."

The 2019 forest fire season has seen several large fires, some of which have forced evacuations of remote First Nations, burned very close to municipalities and damaged some power and telecommunications infrastructure.

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Source: CBC News

 

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