More Canadian Armed Forces on the way to help wildfire fight

By Vanessa Ybarra
August 12, 2017 - 3:36pm

KAMLOOPS  — With weeks of B.C's fire season remaining and no relief from hot,dry conditions in sight, the Province has requested additional help from the Canadian Armed Forces.

Up to 300 firefighting-trained members are expected to arrive and help with firefighting efforts.

With Saturday`s announcement, the CAF has deployed a total of 650 personnel to B.C. in support of this year's firefighting efforts.

Current military personnel have been in place to help with ground and air evacuations, delivering essentials like food supplies by land and air, and maintaining road checkpoints throughout the areas affected by the fires.

There's no word on when CAF members are set to arrive.


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