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Governor Hochul Sends Forest Rangers to Canada


New York Governor Hochul is sending a team of Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers to Canada in an effort to contain the wildfires in the country. The team will join rangers from New Hampshire and Maine in Quebec.

“While we continue to monitor the haze caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires, we are fortunate to have Forest Rangers trained and ready to take on the daunting task ahead,” Governor Hochul said. “New Yorkers are always at the ready to help those in need, and I thank our brave wildland firefighters whose efforts will be critical in containing these wildfires.”

Last week, rangers were deployed to Nova Scotia to aid with the wildfires in the providence. The two missions are the first time NY Forest Rangers have been deployed to Canada since wildfires in Quebec in 2005.

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