Trudeau visits Alberta to meet with CAF personnel helping fight wildfires

Canada Global (Web News) This morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit Edmonton to meet with members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are helping Alberta combat ongoing wildfires.

To assist in putting out the fires that have driven hundreds of Albertans to abandon their homes and rural holdings, the Canadian Armed Forces will send about 300 personnel across the province.

The rising temperatures that have been a problem for personnel fighting wildfires in the province’s north are now becoming a concern in Alberta’s south, according to officials in charge of fighting wildfires.

Fire personnel are already present in the southern Rocky Mountain and Calgary forests, according to St-Onge, and if fires start and spread there, resources from the north or from outside the province may be brought in to help.

On Sunday, there were over 19,300 evacuees in Alberta, with 24 of the 87 active wildfires being deemed out of control.

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