Aussie and Kiwi firefighters assist in Canada

Six New Zealand firefighters and 24 from Australia are traveling today to the Whistler area in Canada to help out with some of the wildfires burning in British Columbia. 

The two countries have had a mutual aid agreement for a while. Canadian firefighters have helped out with fires in Australia previously, and now the folks from down under are returning the favor. 

So far this year the province of British Columbia has had over 2,000 fires which have burned 175,000 acres.

 

 

Thanks Judy