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WATCH: South African firefighters in Alberta begin day with traditional song

WATCH ABOVE: Firefighters from South Africa, in our province to help battle the wildfires in northern Alberta, begin each day with a traditional song and march.

EDMONTON – A group of firefighters from South Africa has been in Alberta helping battle the wildfires in the northern part of the province.

The crew starts each morning with a traditional song and march.

The daily ritual helps lighten the mood during a serious situation.

The group has been fighting the wildfire along Highway 754, about two hours north of Slave Lake.

Alberta Wildfire Info provided the video.

As of Thursday morning, there were 84 wildfires burning across the province. Only three were considered out of control.

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