Wildfire in the streets

Globe and Mail: The boreal forest covers a third of Canada, stretches across seven provinces and three territories and is home to 2.5 million people. And it's becoming more volatile. After wildfires roared into this town of 7,000 last Sunday, the Premier called it the disaster of a generation. All told, 485 homes and businesses were razed or heavily damaged. Residents asked why there had been no warning; officials said the fire simply moved too quickly. Research, however, suggests a fire like this was inevitable,......

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