The B.C Wildfire Service is sending 55 more firefighting personnel to Ontario and Quebec to help with firefighting efforts.
Information Officer Ryan Turcott says, the people will be deployed as needed in each province to help deal with increased wildfire activity.
“On Monday, we did announce that we were deploying 145 firefighting personnel as well as four additional support staff. So this 55 we are deploying today is over and above that.”
A total of 204 B.C Wildfire Service personnel will have been deployed to Ontario and Quebec by tomorrow.
Crews can be deployed out-of-province for up to 19 days, but they can be recalled at any time.