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N.B. sending firefighters and support staff to Alberta

By Brad Perry May 9, 2023 | 3:09 PM

Nearly two dozen New Brunswickers are heading to Alberta to help battle wildfires.

The Department of Natural Resources is sending 20 firefighters and two support staff.

Spokesperson Nick Brown said the staff are leaving Thursday and will be gone for two weeks.

“New Brunswick is a member of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, which helps coordinate aid among provinces and other countries,” Brown said in an email.

“The department provides assistance when conditions permit, and with the present and predicted low fire hazard across our province, it can send staff to help.”

There are dozens of wildfires currently burning across Alberta, and thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes.


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