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Earlier, later and less predictable: How the forest fire season is changing - and why


A fire is seen near Caddy Lake in this May 2016 file photo. Experts warn the fire season is Canada is getting longer and also becoming less predictable. (Ontario Northwest Region Forest Fire Management Centre)

During a supper hour in the middle of May, Ingolf, Ont., storekeeper Lise Lyons looked over Longpine Lake and watched a forest fire consume an A-frame cabin in a matter of minutes.

"It was just a big red ball of fire. It was amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a building go up that fast," said Lyons, recalling the May 14 fire that briefly threatened her cottage community near the Manitoba-Ontario border.


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