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By: Leith Hillard

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  10.57 AM 12 August, 2014

Location: General

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Firefighters in Canada are dealing with some of the worst forest fires in recent memory, with almost 200,000 hectares of land having been burnt in British Columbia.

Eighty Australian firefighters are now en route to the country to assist the exhausted Canadian crews.

Canada's Chief Fire Information Officer joins Radio National Breakfast to discuss what the contingent is up against.

Listen to the Tuesday 12 August interview on Radio National for the latest information.

Last Updated: 19 August 2014