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Air support critical to fighting Saskatchewan wildfires

July 7, 2015  By CBC News

In what's being dubbed the biggest evacuation effort in Saskatchewan's history, Premier Brad Wall said the number of evacuees affected by raging wildfires in the province's northern regions is "unprecedented."

“This particular fire event is different for our province just because of the amount of hectares that are currently burning, which is, by the way, about 10 times the average year,” Wall told reporters mid-afternoon on Monday. 

Wall noted that the number of affected communities also “make this [situation] particularly unique and dangerous.”

More than 13,000 people have been forced from their homes due to northern Saskatchewan blazes, according to Red Cross. 

There were 112 fires burning in the province Monday, the Saskatchewan Environment Ministry said. | READ MORE



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