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Quebec's hot and dry weather could cause more forest fires

Quebec's hot and dry weather could cause more forest fires
Hot and dry weather in Montreal / chuchart duangdaw / Moment / Getty Images

While the majority of Montreal was caught dealing with the aftereffects of forest fires in the region just a few days ago, some areas of the province are still fighting the battle.

As of Monday morning, a total of 88 forest fires were still active in the province. While fires are still currently being contained, the hot and dry temperatures coming our way could potentially harden the task.

More precisely, Premier François Legault has revealed that "the forest fire situation in the province is still worrisome, even though the number of active fires has gone down." In other words, Quebecers should be on alert. 

"With this dryness, the fires will grow — even those that were contained," said Josée Poitras from SOPFEU, the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu, in an interview

If you or someone you know has been affected by a forest fire nearby, we suggest you consult our list of handy resources.

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