2010-05-31

B.C. native leaders call for wildfire aid

The B.C. First Nations Forestry Council says communities are still looking for the fire prevention help they were promised.

The council says of 103 communities in B.C.'s wildfire region, only 39 have special strategies in place and none have been able to complete the job of removing dead timber to create a firebreak.

Council president Chief Bill Williams said the council drafted a plan to mitigate the risk of wildfires more than two years ago.