Firefighting help arrives from Quebec

Canadian firefighters assist United States
Canadian firefighters arrive in the United States, September 8, 2021. Photo by Jennifer Myslivy, BLM

On Wednesday 40 firefighters from Quebec, Canada arrived in the United States to assist in suppressing wildfires.

In Boise they received an orientation briefing and fire shelter deployment training at the National Interagency Fire Center. The crews have since traveled to the Schneider Springs Fire on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington.

The National Wildfire Preparedness Level has been at 5, the highest level, for nearly two months. Currently, 99 large wildfires are burning across the western U.S., with 57 of them having a strategy of full suppression.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.