Canada Global (Web News) On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden ordered his government to send out “all available federal firefighting assets” that can react to the growing wildfires in Canada.
According to the White House, Biden issued the directive after speaking with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the developing wildfire situation and promising to continue supporting Canada.
According to a transcript of the call, “The President has directed his team to deploy all available Federal firefighting resources that can quickly assist in suppressing fires impacting Canadian and American communities.”
Since a few days ago, the White House and the federal government in Ottawa have been in constant contact, according to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. According to the government, the United States has already sent out more than 600 firemen, personnel, and water bombers.
The Prime Minister’s Office had said that Trudeau had spoken with Biden about the wildfires and their impact on air quality in both nations, and that he had thanked the United States for its assistance.
An official account of the conversation stated that “both leaders acknowledged the need to work together to address the devastating impacts of climate change.”
According to Biden’s tweets, wildfire incidents are getting worse “because of the climate crisis,” and the federal government is in contact with state and local officials.
Americans who are exposed to hazardous air pollution must pay close attention to local authorities in order to safeguard themselves and their family, especially those who have health issues.
On Wednesday afternoon, 440 fires were reported to be burning in nine provinces and two territories according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre database. Over half were regarded as being out of control.
Prior to the formal start of summer, the 2023 fire season in Canada is already the fourth worst on record with more than 40,000 square kilometres of land already burned.
Air quality has been affected by the wildfires across North America.