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Ontario firefighters lend a hand in B.C.'s busy fire season

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Monday, August 25, 2014, 1:13 PM - Fire crews from Ontario arrived in British Columbia over the weekend to help in what's being described as one of the busiest fire seasons in years.

Since April, more than 1,200 fires have been reported across the province.


TUNE IN: Tune into The Weather Network on TV for more coverage on these fires.


According to the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, some firefighters have been working up to two weeks at a time.

Over the weekend 60 firefighters and 30 support workers arrived from Ontario to help relieve B.C. fire crews.

Officials say lightning is to blame for most of this year's fires, but some have caused by human activity as well.

With files from The Canadian Press

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