The Canadian Press

2015-07-10 | Alberta Wildfires Jasper

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A wildfire burning in Jasper National Park has grown substantially as staff work to get campers and other visitors out of the area. Kim Weir, a Parks Canada spokeswoman, says the fire is burning away from the Jasper townsite and doesn't pose a threat to the community, nearby cottages or Jasper Park Lodge. (Three Parks Canada fire crews supported by five helicopters and heavy equipment are busy fighting the wildfire, which officials believe was probably caused by lightning. The popular Rocky Mountain national park remains open, but with a complete ban on campfires.)

Date: 2015-07-10
Placeline: JASPER, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we estimate the fire size now is approximately 1000 hectares so we saw some some fairly significant growth yesterday we had some extreme burning conditions with the very high temperatures and a very low humidity and and of course the winds >>


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