Burnaby firefighters recognized for Nepal recovery effort

A group of Burnaby firefighters who traveled to Nepal to help with the earthquake recovery effort is being recognized.

They were honoured at a Burnaby city council meeting last night.

The team from B.C. flew to Kathmandu where they searched for the quake victims. They brought sophisticated cameras, sound equipment and rescue dogs with them.

Two firefighters from Mission also made the journey.

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The crew on the ground was in the country on their own time and dime, with a flight paid for by Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific.

The April 25 earthquake claimed thousands of lives and caused widespread damage and destruction. Another 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal this morning, killing at least 42 people, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the first quake.

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