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NWT fire crews assisting in BC

The Northwest Territories will be helping in the fight against the BC wildfires.

16 wildland fire personnel left for Prince George on July 12th (Wednesday) and will assist in 4 four-person Type 1 fire crews.

The NWT crews will be based at the P-G Fire Centre before being deployed to the central part of the province.

They will assist in fire suppression efforts in the area.

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Of the 4 crews, 3 are from the Dehcho Region and the other is from the South Slave Region.

There are 226 active wildfires in BC, for a total of 597 fires since the season began.

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