Skip to content
0.3 °Cforecast >
Mostly Cloudy

Nova Scotia sending crews and equipment to help fight forest fires in Ontario and Quebec

Staff from the Department of Lands and Forestry will head to Sudbury Thursday
0
wildfire-forest-fire-ns-957-aug2016-0O1A0170-1024x683
A crew from Digby fights the Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., fire. (Communications Nova Scotia)

Nova Scotia is sending a 20-person crew to help control forest fires in Ontario

Staff from the Department of Lands and Forestry will head to Sudbury Thursday.

The province is also sending four people with expertise in co-ordinating resources to Quebec, along with 50,000 feet of hose.

Nova Scotia belongs to the Canadian Mutual Aid Resource Sharing Agreement, which ensures all provinces and territories can get help fighting out of control fires. 

"The affected province covers the costs of the jurisdictions sending help," said the province in a news release.

The Department of Lands and Forestry says our current conditions allow us to send the crew and equipment, adding Nova Scotia will be able to maintain proper firefighting resources within the province.




Comments
Rogers Media
6080 Young Street Halifax, NS, B3K 5L2 © 2006-2018 Rogers Media. All rights reserved.