South Korea has sent 151 firefighters to Canada, joining more than 1,400 foreign firefighters to fight hundreds of wildfires in the country.
according to Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canadathis “emergency” firefighter team is on a 30-day mission to assist firefighters in Lebel-sur-Qébillon, Quebec, one of the worst fire-hit areas in Quebec since this year’s wildfire season. go to
It will be the second time in 2023 that South Korea’s emergency relief team will be dispatched for such a deployment. On its first mission, the team participated in relief efforts after the earthquake that hit Turkey in February.
As Canada battles the worst wildfire season in recent memory, firefighters from more than 10 countries on five continents are rallying to fight the blaze.
More than 1,470 firefighters from Mexico, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, South Africa and the United States have been deployed to Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta to help fight Canada’s wildfires. .
The wildfire season began in Alberta last month and has since spread to other areas, including Nova Scotia and parts of the Pacific province of British Columbia. Wildfires are devastating and pose a danger to affected areas. A record 80,000 square kilometers were burned across Canada.
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