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Forest fires: Underground fires burn under the forest

A dry forest, some hot weather, and high winds: all it takes to set off a raging fire in these conditions is a lightning strike or a careless camper. Every summer, forest fires threaten people, property and valuable timber in Canada. But we've learned to combat these fires with a combination of scientific research, new inventions and old-fashioned courage. From lookout towers to water bombers to remote sensing that predicts fire, Canada has long been a world leader in the technology of fighting forest fires.

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A natural resources officer describes a type of fire that's dangerous yet invisible to most people.
Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: March 2, 1977
Guest: R.V. Brady
Interviewer: Harry Brown
Duration: 10:47

Last updated: May 13, 2013

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