The Canadian province of Alberta has requested military assistance from the federal government to deal with “unprecedented” wildfires.
According to reporters, quoting the BBC, as of yesterday evening (Monday), there are 94 cases of natural fires in the province of Alberta, 27 of which are out of control. Also, according to the local government announcement, more than 29,000 residents of the area have been ordered to evacuate their homes.
At the same time, the province declared a state of emergency due to wildfires last weekend.
Alberta Premier Daniel Smith said Monday that he has spoken with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and asked the federal government for more help, including sending military personnel to fight the fire.
Smith told a news conference that Prime Minister Trudeau has confirmed that the military will be sent in to help if needed.
He added that this province suffers from difficult conditions, and while agents are trying to contain the fire, the evacuation of residential areas and hospitals in the affected areas continues.
This local official pointed out that tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes and jobs and leave all their possessions, wondering if they will lose all life savings from work and efforts.
Some residents of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, provinces bordering Alberta, were also evacuated because of the wildfires.
However, some Albertans were allowed to return home Monday as evacuation orders were lifted in several regions.
Also, firefighters from other provinces, including Quebec and Ontario, went to Alberta to help contain the fire.
These fires spread in the western and northern parts of this province and covered several areas along the slopes of the “Rocky”.
Alberta is one of the most important oil production centers in Canada, and the fire caused the closure of some oil and natural gas wells and fuel transmission lines.
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