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CBC Manitoba: Massive northern Manitoba wildfire ‘a very dramatic, serious situation,’ premier says after touring area

Brian Amiro, acting department head and professor emeritus in the department of soil science at the University of Manitoba, said having such wildfires in spring is particularly troublesome.

“Across the boreal forest and especially in Western Canada, we can get spring fires that are very vigorous. What happens basically is after that snow melts we have dry fuel — dry grass that hasn’t greened up yet. And if that gets ignited, then we see that that fire can spread very quickly,” he told CBC Information Radio host Marcy Markusa on Tuesday morning.

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