South African firefighters prep for Canada in their biggest international deployment yet

26 May 2016 - 17:06 By TMG Digital

South Africa is sending 301 firefighters and management from the Department of Environmental Affairs' Working on Fire programme to Canada‚ where a massive wildfire in an oil belt saw a town evacuated and companies suffer heavy losses. With the worst of the damage done‚ the fire’s size has been estimated at just more than 520‚000 hectares.

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