Fire Crew Heads to Canada 

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial

start of the summer tourism season, but there’ll be no rest or play

for a team of firefighters from the Maine Forest Service.

Twenty-one firefighters are headed for Quebec to battle a

wildlife approximately 350 miles northwest of Quebec City.

Already, ten-thousand acres have been destroyed.

The crew is being sent as part of the agreement between members

of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission.

The compact covers the New England states and New Brunswick, Quebec and Nova

Scotia in Canada.