Volunteer firefighter dies battling one of nearly a dozen wildfires in Alta., Sask.

CBC News
October 18, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

James Hargrave

A volunteer firefighter from southern Alberta died while battling a blaze that straddled the border with Saskatchewan Tuesday night — one of almost a dozen windswept wildfires that forced hundreds of people to flee and torched homes in several communities. RCMP announced Wednesday afternoon that James Hargrave,a 34-year-old volunteer firefighter with Cypress County Fire Services — which handles the southeast corner of Alberta — died as he worked to fight a wildfire that started near Hilda. …On Tuesday, fires were burning across the province from the Alberta Foothills in the west to the Saskatchewan border in the east. Officials issued numerous evacuation orders in communities that were in the path of the flames…

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