AJAs 2017 Finalists


Slug/Label The Fire Within
Date Aired or Published August 14, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: Acadie Nouvelle Newspaper
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Location: Baie Ste Anne, NB
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

AUgust 13, 2017 - Baie-Ste Anne, NB - On a quiet Sunday, August 13, 2017 a car passing by a closed Peat Moss Company noticed smoked in the bog that would send the Baie Ste Anne Volunteer Fire Department to what is known as an underground fire. Peat Bog fires are extremely hard to put out because of the lack of flames and the fire smouldering underground. Creating a lot of smoke and success of putting it out very low, these fires can burn for years under heavy snow. But for this day the fast reacting fire department took the upper hand and the fires where put out in four hours. Thank you for your consideration for Photojournalism News

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