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Another 100 Ontario firefighters headed to British Columbia

FILE - Researchers at the University of Regina say there's a such a mishmash of programs aimed at helping first responders cope with stress that it's tough to know if any are working. Firefighters from Ontario are briefed prior to heading into Fort McMurray, Alta., south of the city on highway 63, in a May 7, 2016, file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward, File

The Ministry of Natural Resources says another 100 Ontario firefighters headed to British Columbia this weekend to help battle wildfires raging across the province’s interior.

That raised the Ontario contingent on the B-C firelines to about 250 — and another 100 Ontario firefighters are reportedly set to leave this week.

Nearly three-thousand people are actively fighting the fires on the ground — aided by some 200 aircraft.

The fast spreading fires — which numbered at least 161 on Sunday — have forced more than 37-thousand people from their homes.