Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home From 30,000 Acre Canada Wildfire

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A widespread wildfire in Canada caught on video.  See the video at globalnews.ca/news/696513/forest-fires-in-northern-quebec-affecting-eastern-canada.
A widespread wildfire in Canada caught on video. See the video at globalnews.ca/news/696513/forest-fires-in-northern-quebec-affecting-eastern-canada.
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Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew returnd home to Connecticut on Wednesday evening at Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.

 

The 19-member crew (nine DEEP employees and 10 private-sector firefighters) left Connecticut on July 20 and were sent to northern Quebec where they were fighting a 30,000 acre wildfire located in the far eastern side of the Province near Baie-Comeau, Quebec.

 

The crew assisted Canada under the auspices of the Northeast Forest Fire Compact. The Compact is a mutual aid agreement between several northeastern states and Eastern Canadian Provinces.

 

Connecticut’s crew members received excellent reviews from the Northeast Forest Fire Compact.

 

CT DEEP Members of Connecticut Fire Crew:

 

Jason Bjornberg, Lyme
Thomas Bourret, Killingworth
Eric Gileau, Preston
Adam Hendrick, Middletown
Dave Keating, Waterbury
Raymond Knoop, Essex
Richard Scalora, Berlin
Michael Senyk, Glastonbury
Margo Ward, Mystic

 

Other members:

 

Ben Arnold, Dayville
David Cummings, Coventry
Christopher Fuchs, Gaylordsville
Zachary Hovanec, North Windham
Michael Kronick, Trumbull
Scott Moro, Naugatuck
Alex Moshier, Hampton
Alan Olenick, Lebanon
Corey Pelletier, Mansfield Center
Christopher Renshaw, Tolland

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