Canada sends more fire fighting resources to combat B.C. wildfires
By Government of CanadaHeadlines News Emergency & disaster management Canada wildfire season Canada wildfires
Aug. 31, 2023, Ottawa – Canada is sending more fire fighting resources to British Columbia to help combat the wildfires.
B.C. made the request for more resources in response to the wildfires that have continued at an extreme level during the last week, with evacuations, loss of personal property, and damage to critical infrastructure happening in communities across the province.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will provide personnel to douse hotspots, mop up affected areas, and assist with planning and coordination support, the government said in a press release.
CAF resources will be in B.C. for about three weeks, with a possible extension if needed.
The assistance is in addition to the federal support already being provided to the province.
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