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BC welcomes out-of-province firefighters

By Contributor
July 23rd, 2014

In preparation to rest crews for mandatory days off and with the forecasted return to hot and dry conditions by this weekend, Wildfire Management Branch welcomed 153 more fire personnel yesterday. One Structural Protection Unit arrives today.

One hundred sustained-action firefighters and additional single specialists from Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick flew into Kamloops for briefings before being sent to fires throughout the province.

These personnel join more than 2,000 provincial staff, nearly 750 B.C. contractors and 350 out-of-province personnel already engaged in fire-response efforts.

Campfire prohibitions are in effect in many areas of the province. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit:

— from the Southeast Fire Centre

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