Ontario sends forest fire fighters to help fight Alberta wildfire
By Ellen Cools
The Ontario government has deployed about 80 staff from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services, from Dryden and Sudbury, Ont., to Alberta, where they will help fight the wildfire near High Level, Alta.
According to the CBC, the 80 staff members include forest fire fighters, support staff and an incident management team.
Most of Ontario’s Northwest region is currently under a low fire hazard, and the province’s fire situation is “relatively quiet,” the ministry told CBC. There is one active fire as of Saturday: Kenora 25, a 19-hectare fire around 14 kilometres east of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation, which is listed as under control.
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