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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wind and Fire Damage

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  

Monday's high winds feed fires and knocks out hydro to thousands of homes.

It will still be a windy day, but winds won't be as strong as Monday.

Winds are expected to be around 30 to 40 kilometres an hour today.

Wind warnings were issued across most of southern Ontario with gusts from 60 to 100 kilometres an hour in some areas.

Power was knocked out to thousands of homes across the province and power lines and trees were downed.

There was also debris on the roads including tree branches.

In one case, a van crashed into a falling tree in Stratford but no-one was hurt.

A rural home just east of Milverton is a total loss in a fire that officials say was fed by high wind.

The firefighting effort by Perth East volunteers on Monday left line 67 between Roads 124 and 129 closed for nine hours.

There were no injuries.

Fire crews also dealt with small grass and garbage container fires in the Bradford and Innisfil area.


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