Canada On Fire – Fire Fighting in Canada
November 3, 2023
The numbers behind the worst wildfire season on record
This summer, wildfires raged from coast to coast to coast. Thousands of people were evacuated, unsure of whether or not their homes would still be standing when they returned. Neighbourhoods were destroyed. The Canadian Armed Forces were deployed to assist and global help was brought in. Canada experienced its worst wildfire season on record in 2023. And a tragic one for firefighter deaths.
- Devyn Gale, 19, from Revelstoke, B.C., was killed on July 13 by a falling tree while she was clearing brush with her team near a wildfire in a remote area outside her hometown.
- Acho Dene Koe band member Adam Yeadon, 25, from Fort Liard, N.W.T., died following an injury while battling a blaze near his community on July 15.
- Ryan Gould, 41, from Whitecourt, Alta., died on July 19 when his helicopter crashed while he was fighting a forest fire in northern Alberta.
Zachery Freeman Muise, 25, from Waterford, Ont., died on July 28 while helping to contain the Donnie Creek wildfire in B.C.
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