Rain at last helps reduce forest fire hazard

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Highway 20 was closed westbound between Saint-Philippe-de-Néri and La Pocatière due to a major fire in the peat bog of Tourbières Lambert in Rivière-Ouelle, 167 kilometres northeast of Quebec City. The road closure allowed the numerous firefighters present to have more space to fight the flames.

After a record-breaking heat wave and a very dry month of June, rain is here at last.