What we know about the federal government’s plan to spend $20 billion on wildfire relief efforts

The federal government is spending $20 million to train fire fighters in the coming months to help contain wildfires in Alberta.

Federal officials announced Tuesday that they will spend $6 million to send five firefighters from the National Capital Fire Service to Fort McMurray to train wildfire fighters.

The province of Alberta has been battling a deadly wildfire season that has consumed thousands of hectares of land.

Alberta has so far spent $2.6 billion on firefighting efforts.