Fires have been devastating Canada with 430 burning currently, including 235 that are out of control, according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. The process for putting out these fires involves a combination of air attacks and firefighters working on the ground . The landscape influences the specific techniques that are used to combat the wildfires in different parts of the country. In Ontario and Quebec, where there are many lakes available for firefighting purposes, the work is done with water, either mixed with foam and dropped from aircraft, or pumped from lakes and rivers into hoses that are manned by firefighters on the ground. In the drier provinces, such as British Columbia, fire retardant and preventive burning techniques are utilised instead. The biggest challenge faced at present is the abundance of fires all happening at once across numerous territories and provinces, meaning that resources that are usually spread between provinces are being stretched to their limit.
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