As the province’s wildfire season begins to cool off, the Canadian military help has also begun to move out of B.C.
Fire Information Officer Ryan Turcot says at the peak of the season, upwards of 200 Canadian Armed Forces and aircraft were helping out with firefighting efforts.
“As of today, we do still have just over 120 Canadian Armed Forces personnel that are still assisting in the Princeton area, just assisting with patrol and mop up operations.”
Turcot says they expect the extra hands to stick around for another week or so.
So far this season, over 1.3 million hectares have been charred by more than 2,000 fires all around B.C.
(Photo Credit: Canadian Armed Forces Operations)