24 Aug 2023

NZ firefighters arrive back from fighting wildfires in Canada

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 24 August 2023

Day turned into night and swamps on fire, that's what New Zealand firefighters faced while battling blazes in Canada.

Wildfires have caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate, destroying homes and claiming lives.

This year, New Zealand has sent more than 90 firefighters to help fight the wildfires.

Tess Brunton has been speaking to some of the recently returned firefighters.