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Yukon firefighters still helping out in northwestern U.S.

Yukon firefighters continue to battle blazes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state, which faces its worst fire season on record.

Crews in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state, which faces its worst fire season on record

An evacuation alert was issued for Grand Forks and Christina Lake in B.C. on Aug. 26 following a warning that strong wind could cause extreme fire behaviour from fires burning in neighbouring Washington state. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Yukon firefighters continue to battle blazes in the northwestern United States.

Thirty-three firefighters were sent down to work in Idaho and Oregon, almost a month ago. They completed one rotation, had some rest time and then returned to the fire lines.

Earlier this week, six Yukon firefighters were sent to Spokane, as Washington state is in the midst of its worst fire season on record.

In addition, two members of Yukon Wildland Fire Management are working in B.C., providing administrative support.

The fire danger rating across the Yukon has been low since Aug. 13. 

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