The Northwest Territories will be helping in the fight against the BC wildfires.

16 wildland fire personnel left for Prince George on July 12th (Wednesday) and will assist in 4 four-person Type 1 fire crews.

The NWT crews will be based at the P-G Fire Centre before being deployed to the central part of the province.

They will assist in fire suppression efforts in the area.

Of the 4 crews, 3 are from the Dehcho Region and the other is from the South Slave Region.

There are 226 active wildfires in BC, for a total of 597 fires since the season began.