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B.C. asks for more firefighters to help from across Canada

These firefighters join more than 1,500 provincial staff, nearly 800 B.C. contractors and 94 out-of-province personnel already engaged in fire response efforts. 

Despite a temporary respite in temperatures in northern B.C., continued hot and dry conditions combined with provincewide wind gusts are expected throughout the weekend. The fire danger rating for the province is primarily “high” to “extreme”.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit:  http://www.bcwildfire.ca

Here are how many firefighters are working fires in the Peace region as of Friday.

Mt McAllister Fire

• 42 firefighters 

• 7 helicopters 

22 heavy equipment  

Red Deer Fire

• 115 firefighters 

• 25 helicopters 

• 36 heavy equipment 

• 0 airtankers 

There are 99 BC firefighters working on the portion of the fire in BC and 16 Alberta firefighters working in Alberta. There are 19 helicopters working in BC and 6 working on the Alberta side. Twenty seven pieces of heavy equipment are working in BC and nine in Alberta.

Forres Fire

This fire is currently a modified response fire. This means that the fire will be actively monitored but not actively suppressed. If the situation changes then limited action may occur on the fire. 

There are currently no structures or resources at risk at this time.

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