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Canada’s military is expected to have 500 troops on the ground in northern Saskatchewan and ready to help fight a number of wildfires as early as Tuesday.
The troops from the Canadian 3rd Division will responsible for patrolling the fire line, putting out hot spots and general logistical support.
According to Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, the province need a group that could be easily trained to help deal with the fires.
As of Monday, 13,000 people have fled their homes and 15 communities are under direct threat as the northern part of the province is blanketed in thick smoke.
One of those communities is La Ronge.
And that is where APTN’s Jaydon Flett.