New Zealand has announced that it is sending 80 firefighters to Canada to help battle massive wildfires in British Columbia.
The 80 men and women will be drawn from Fire and Emergency NZ, the Department of Conservation, and Forestry contractors and fly to Vancouver.
The New Zealanders will join more than 3000 people and 200 planes fighting blazes in British Columbia, where about 135 fires are burning.
The fires in Canada are some of the worst in recent memory. British Columbia has suffered the worst of the damage, with more than 860 wildfires over the summer, of which at least 138 are still said to be burning.
An estimated 4,910 square kilometres have burned to the ground since the beginning of April.
The wildfires have created so much smoke, the disaster can be seen from space.