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More than 300 SA firefighters en route to Canada

The firefighters are going to assist Fort McMurray in battling raging wild fires blazing for over a month.

Over 300 South African firefighters board a Boeing 777 to Canada to assist Fort McMurray in battling raging wild fires, which have been blazing for over a month. 29 May 2016. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - At least 300 South African fire fighters are now en route to Canada, to assist Fort McMurray in battling raging wild fires, which have been blazing for over a month.

The firefighters boarded a Boeing 777 at OR Tambo International Airport early this morning.

Most of them have not been out of the country, or on an aeroplane before.





Organiser, Linton Rensburg says the team is confident it will make the country proud.

"There were a lot of nervous faces this morning, but also a bit of excitement. The important thing is that we're feeling confident. We've trained our firemen well."

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