DNR sends firefighters to British Columbia

MICHIGAN — Eight firefighters from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are joining international crews this week to battle wildfires in British Columbia.

According to the British Columbia Wildfire service, more than 930,000 acres have burned since April 1st in the western Canadian province. The firefighters will join two 20 person teams that will also include crew members from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario. They will spend two weeks in British Columbia, working up to 16 hours a day.

Additional Michigan fire resources also have been sent to fire efforts in Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada and Washington state so far this year.