Additional support for Fort McMurray wildfire efforts
May 30, 2016 - Nearly 300 firefighters have arrived in Edmonton from South Africa to support the current efforts to battle the massive wildfire in the area, according to a recent CBC report.
The report states that 281 South African firefighters arrived on May 29 to battle the massive wildfires that currently cover close to 580,000 hectares.
In total, approximately 2,300 firefighters from across Canada and the U.S. are currently battling the wildfire.
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