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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, Bob Zimmer, toured the wildfire situation this week and took the opportunity to thank those who have been fighting the fires.

Zimmer says that while he has been in contact throughout the situation, it was important for him to get a first hand look at the damage.

“Although I have been in constant contact with Pat Pimm about the status of the wildfires since the beginning, it was important to me to not only be able to see the wildfires firsthand, but also to speak to residents about their concerns, and to thank of those who have been working tirelessly to keep our homes and families safe.”

Zimmer saw the Siphon Creek Wildfire from a helicopter and also toured the South Taylor Hill area, Beatton Airport Road, Buick Creek, and Doig River areas.

He also thanked all the Canadians that have pitched in and lent a helping hand.

“It is good to see Canadians coming together in times of need. I want to once again thank all the men and women who have been working so hard to fight the fires that continue to plague our region. Your dedication and bravery have not gone unnoticed,” said Mr. Zimmer. “In particular, I want to thank Incident Commander Hugh Murdoch and Information Officer Erin Catherall for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with me to discuss the situation and to provide me with the opportunity to see the Siphon Creek wildfire firsthand.”

Zimmer encourages anyone with questions or concerns to contact his office directly.

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