Province sending firefighters to help with BC wildfires

The province is sending fire fighting help to British Columbia.

The Department of Energy and Resource Development is sending 23 people from around the province to help fight the wildfires raging there.

The government typically hires students for the summer to work on fighting forest fires. They train them and ensure they pass physical-fitness tests. Those are the ones who’ll be going along with a crew chief and other support staff. They’re not part of local fire departments.