As wildfires continue to rage throughout BC, help is desperately needed to quell the over 200 infernos burning through BC’s forests undeterred.
To assist the more than 1300 firefighters, 10,000 displaced people, and support staff of 600 strong and counting, Alberta is sending over help.
40 Alberta RCMP members as well as 92 fire crews, support staff, incident management teams and fire investigators will be arriving in BC this week.
Out-of-province firefighting personnel have started to arrive in #BC to assist with our #BCwildfire situation: https://t.co/VuD3pIAQp4 pic.twitter.com/MG3YotvnpJ
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 11, 2017
“We want British Columbians to know that Alberta is here to help. From sending RCMP support to firefighting crews, we are here to support our neighbours and will continue to help in any way that we can,” said Alberta Premier, Rachel Notley in a release. “Many provinces, including British Columbia, stepped up to help us last year as we battled the Fort McMurray wildfire and we want to return the favour.”
Donations are being accepted by the Canadian Red Cross, and you can text FIRES to 45678 to make a $10 donation.