Crews continue to battle Chute-des-Passes wildfire as dozens of forest fires burn across Quebec

Quebec's fire prevention agency is hoping rain will arrive to help firefighters as they continue to try to get a fire burning through 62,000 hectares in the Saguenay region under control. (SOPFEU)

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The Chute-des-Passes forest fire, still burning out of control, has reached the chalet that's been in Steve Ratthé's family for 27 years, and he doesn't know whether the chalet is still standing. 

According to Quebec's forest fire prevention agency, SOPFEU, by midday Tuesday, the fire raging north of Lac Saint-Jean in the Saguenay region was burning over about 62,000 hectares — or an area the size of the island of Montreal, plus about half of Laval. 

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Source: CBC News

 

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