Even more help on the way to help fight wildfires

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — Yet more out-of-province help is coming to help fight B.C.’s wildfires. An additional 220 fire personnel will arrive on Friday and Saturday.

Giant McAllister Lake wildfire burns out of control. (Wildlife Management Branch photo)

(Wildlife Management Branch file photo)

One 19-person Incident Management Team, 40 sustained action firefighters and about 30 support staff from Ontario will arrive in Kelowna on Friday.

Forty sustained action firefighters and three support staff from Quebec will arrive in Prince George on Saturday, plus another 80 sustained action firefighters and about 10 more support staff from Ontario.

Eighty specialized wildfire personnel from Australia are scheduled to arrive in Vancouver in several groups from Saturday through Monday.

Hot and dry weather conditions have elevated the fire danger rating throughout B.C. and many areas of the province are experiencing a “high” to “extreme” fire danger rating. The hot and dry conditions are expected to last for at least the next two weeks.


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