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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

July 11, 2017

MANITOBA SENDING SUPPORT TO BRITISH COLUMBIA WILDFIRE FIGHT



Manitoba Sustainable Development advises it will be sending more than a dozen trained firefighters to support the battle against wildfires in British Columbia.

Through the province’s wildfire program, a team of 13 firefighters, along with 50 pumps, will be headed to British Columbia.  In addition, one air-attack officer will be deployed to Northwest Territories to assist with co-ordination of firefighting efforts in that region.

The province works collaboratively with other jurisdictions and offers whatever support it can make available while still providing the necessary protection in Manitoba.  Travel arrangements and co-ordination of resources is still being finalized, but the team is expected to leave Manitoba later this week.

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