N.S. fire­fight­ers head to B.C. fires

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

HAL­I­FAX - The Nova Sco­tia gov­ern­ment is dis­patch­ing a crew of fire­fight­ers to Bri­tish Columbia, where scores of wild­fires in the prov­ince’s in­te­rior con­tinue to burn. A 21-per­son crew from Nova Sco­tia’s Nat­u­ral Re­sources Depart­ment is sched­uled to leave Hal­i­fax early Mon­day. They will be join­ing crews from Que­bec, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and New­found­land and Labrador.

The Nova Sco­tia crew in­cludes 20 fire­fight­ers and an on-site man­ager.

The team is ex­pected to stay for two weeks in B.C., where the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment there will cover their costs.

“Nova Sco­tians have been watch­ing with great con­cern what the peo­ple of B.C. are go­ing through,” Nat­u­ral Re­sources Min­is­ter Mar­garet Miller said in a state­ment. “Our pro­vin­cial wild­fire fight­ers are well trained and ready to help. They will be work­ing in very dif­fi­cult con­di­tions so we of­fer them our best wishes for a safe re­turn.”

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