Vermont and Canadian agencies fight wildfire at border

Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 6:25 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Crews from both sides of the border helped battle a wildfire Wednesday afternoon that spread into Franklin County.

According to the Franklin Fire Department, the fire started on the Quebec side, but then reached the U.S. border on Gallup Road in Franklin.

Canadian crews deployed a scout plane and two air tankers to fight the flames in the rugged terrain. We’re told they used Lake Carmi as a fill site for the planes to fill up their tankers.

Our members had a busy day today. A forest fire started in Quebec, Canada this afternoon and reached the US border on...

Posted by Franklin Fire Department, VT on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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