PHOTOS: With the low fire activity across the state and additional Alaska crews becoming available every day, the BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun Interagency Hotshot Crew has gone to Canada in support of the effort on wildfires.
The crew is part of an international effort to help Canada as it grapples with an unprecedented fire season in several providences. As of Tuesday, there were a total of 370 U.S. firefighting personnel assigned to Canada, including 17 crews and 30 firefighting individuals filling other roles, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). This doesn’t include the Midnight Sun Hotshots, who are among five additional American crews and Great Basin smokejumpers making their way to Canada this week to replace five other crews coming home. The crew crossed the border into Canada Wednesday morning.