Officials urge residents to be prepared as forest fire season continues

There are predictions this forest fire season could be an active one across Atlantic Canada. Today Pleamon Forsey, MHA for Exploit’s, is cautioning government to be ready for the upcoming season by having sufficient ground crews and water bombers.

In Grand Falls-Windsor, Fire Chief, Vince Mackenzie wants residents to be prepared. He says in an emergency everyone should be prepared to leave their home for 72 hours by revisiting their personal emergency plans.

Currently, there are two active fires in the province.


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Colleen Lewis has been a journalist with NTV, since 2003. As part of the province's most-watched newscast for two decades, Colleen has provided coverage throughout the province that have appeared provincially and nationally. From the Badger flood, to significant trials, to the shifting political climate, Colleen has brought reliable coverage to viewers for over 20 years. Born in Bonne Bay, and raised in Deer Lake, she is also the Globe and Mail best-selling author of Mr. Big. A true crime which stayed on the national bestseller list for six straight weeks in the fall of 2015. She has freelanced for the CBC, and written articles for magazines including Canadian Geographic. Colleen volunteered in provincial politics through the early 1990's and went on to develop a small community newspaper in her hometown. From there, she entered the world of daily news at the Western Star. But for her, nurturing her family and caring for her community has been the greatest accomplishment so far.
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