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Alberta understands toll of wildfires, sending help to B.C.: Premier Rachel Notley

Fort McMurray sends truckload of supplies to help with B.C. wildfires
WATCH ABOVE: A truckload of supplies from Fort McMurray arrived in Kamloops, B.C. Monday, from residents knowing all too well what those affected by the B.C. wildfires are going through. Kim Smith reports.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her province understands all too well the toll wildfires can take and is sending help to those battling the blazes in British Columbia.

Alberta has sent about 100 firefighters to B.C. to fight the flames along with another 60 people with experience in co-ordinating firefighting efforts.

More than 230 wildfires in the province have forced 10,000 people out of their homes.

READ MORE: B.C. wildfires map 2017: Current location of wildfires around the province

Notley says Alberta understands how traumatic wildfires can be for communities after residents of Fort McMurray were forced to flee a massive wildfire last year.

She says everyone has to come together to help when communities experience this kind of tragedy.

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READ MORE: Albertans rally to help B.C. wildfire evacuees

Notley says Alberta officials will stay in touch with neighbouring B.C. and will continue to help in any way they can.

“We’re all part of the same country and we know ourselves that this can be very, very trying times and we have a lot of expertise here in Alberta,” Notley said following her pancake breakfast at the Calgary Stampede Monday.

“We’re going to make sure that we remain in touch and respond to the concerns that they have going forward because we know it’s tough.”

Saskatchewan is also sending help to B.C. including two tankers, one airplane and 30 firefighters.

Watch below: Ongoing coverage of the BC wildfire situation 

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