Russia the only country to reach out to Canada to help fight Fort MacMurray fire

As Obama is busy scolding the media to properly investigate Donald Trump, the Russians are reaching out to Canada to offer their help in fighting the Fort MacMurray fire.

In a statement released Thursday, Russian Minister Vladimir Puchkov offered to “immediately” send emergency aircraft to help battle the blazes that have spread through Alberta’s north throughout the week.

A spokesperson for Goodale confirmed that the letter was received last week, and told VICE News that — thus far — Russia is the only country to reach out.

“The Government of Canada does have a mechanism in place for mutual firefighting support with other nations, including some specific agreements,” the spokesperson said in an email. “Canada does not have a formal arrangement with Russia for this purpose.

“We will review the offer received from the Russian Federation and will respond to them in due course.”



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