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DStv Channel 403 Wednesday, 04 October 2023

SA firefighters take on Canada wildfires

A contingent of South African firefighters are battling raging wildfires in Alberta.

ALBERTA - South African firefighters are flying the flag high in Canada.

A contingent of them are battling raging wildfires in Alberta.

Around 200 Working on Fire members touched down in the North American country earlier this week.

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They join responders from Australia, the US, Mexico, New Zealand, France, Spain and Portugal.

Raging blazes have scorched millions of hectares of forest and displaced tens of thousands.

With so many fires out of control and no relief in sight, the nation is facing a logistical nightmare.

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