Forty Bagotville soldiers fighting a bushfire | Wildfires 2023

Forty Bagotville soldiers fighting a bushfire |  Wildfires 2023

About forty soldiers from the Bagotville base in Saguenay hold back the fire ravaging the forests of Saguenay-lac-Saint-Jean, Côte-Nord and Abitibi-Tmiscaming.

In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean the firefighters’ efforts are most important.

Lately, we’ve been really focusing on firefighting, firefighting, and firefighting missions [pour] SOPFEU’s help [ses] daily proceduresColonel Mary Christine Harvey explained in an interview with Radio Canada on the sidelines of the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Army focused first on logistical support missions and then on coordination and planning activities to assist the Department of Public Security, said Ms. Harvey, who leads the ground component of Operation LENTUS, which is dispatched during natural disasters.

No participation in evacuations

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed at Bagotville were to be prepared to lend a hand in evacuating the citizens of Shibugamaw and members of the Wajih Bogomo community if necessary, but their assistance was not requested.

I think the municipalities were ready, well organized and able to support their citizens well. »

Quote from Mary Christine Harvey, Commander of the Earth Component of Operation LENTUS

with information from Laurie Gebel

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