SOPFEU is stepping up preparations to provide accommodation for firefighters forests.
The Public Works Department has cleared land to accommodate New Brunswick reinforcements, which are arriving in the area to fight the forest fires.
More than 50 New Brunswick wildland firefighters have been in La Sarre since Thursday to assist in efforts against the blaze that threatens Normetal.
With further reinforcements expected at Over the next few days, the Society for the Protection of Forests against Fire (SOPFEU) is stepping up preparations to provide accommodation for forest firefighters.
The Director General of the City of Val-d'Or, Sophie Gareau
In Val-d'Or, the Public Works Department hastily developed a site with all services, at the request of SOPFEU.
We didn't really have any details. What we knew was that it had to be done quickly. That's why we quickly dispatched our public works teams to the field to be able to do the necessary work for the development of the camp, explains the general manager of Val-d'Or, Sophie Gareau. I was told that it was really rooms with showers, sinks, toilets, so, really, a temporary mini-hotel on a site that has been developed.
SOPFEU plans to use this land for possible reinforcements, which could come from France or the United States.
SOPFEU spokesperson, Cathy Elliot Morneau
Level, of everything that is rental in Val-d'Or, there is really an overload. By having a space of which we know that we control the space and the quantity of housing, it will allow us, if we quickly receive resources from the outside, to house them efficiently, argues the spokesperson. , Cathy Elliot Morneau.