Canadian Soldiers join fight against forest fires

Smoke drifting south and affecting Boston and New England

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Photo of Boston Harbour, May 30, 2010

Private Thomas Hazell joined the Canadian Forces with one thing in mind.

"I'm a firefighter," Hazell, 26, originally from Ontario, said. "I joined (the army) so I could help my country. Our main priority is to be on standby if we're asked through mutual aid."