Hundreds of firefighters from the United States, Spain and Portugal will arrive in Quebec on Tuesday and Wednesday to help personnel already on the ground fighting wildfires.
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About 99 Spanish and 140 Portuguese firefighters will arrive on June 14 at Jean Lesage Airport in Quebec.
Reinforcements of 119 firefighters from the United States will arrive in two groups on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Prime Minister François Legault also thanked US President Joe Biden on Twitter for sending staff.
“I thank the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the American people for their help!” he wrote. , adding that a major fire department team is also on the way.
There are 128 active wildfires in Quebec, of which 36 are out of control.
While evacuees from Chipugamau and the surrounding area were able to return to their homes on Monday, an evacuation order remains in effect in Abitibi, as procedures to return home have been initiated in Saint-Lambert and Normetal.
However, Lebel-sur-Quévillon will have to be patient.
Anxiety at Lebel-sur-Quévillon […] It remains Kraft, the Scandinavian manufacturer, says Public Security Minister François Bonardel. Because of this plant, we must take every precaution to ensure that the fire does not break out again should we return.
The arrival of rain over the next few days in the hardest hit areas should help the personnel mobilized to fight the fires.
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