A relatively quiet fire season in New Brunswick has allowed some provincial firefighters to help out their counterparts in Ontario.
The so-called Parry Sound 33 fire is the largest of dozens of fires burning in northeastern Ontario.
Provincial fire centre spokesperson Matthew Ruff says some New Brunswickers were sent last week.
“We actually sent a fire crew from New Brunswick (last Monday) to Ontario. There were 14 from the province who went,” he says.
Ruff adds New Brunswickers teamed up with firefighters from Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island to form one of the crews battling Parry Sound 33.
Firefighters were able to go because Ruff adds high humidity and light winds in New Brunswick this summer have been factors in a quiet season here to date.
Officials in Ontario say more than 550 firefighters and support staff from across Canada, the United States and Mexico are now helping to battle fires in that province.
(PHOTO courtesy Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)