More firefighters from across Canada are on their way to Australia to help battle the devastating wildfires that have already killed 10 people and destroyed 1,000 homes the past few months.

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Firefighters from across Canada are on their way to Australia to join those already there, helping the country battle devastating wildfires.

Stephen Tulle, duty officer with the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, said a group of 15 set out for Queensland Monday, while another 21 will fly out later in the week.

The contingent of Canadian wildfire specialists stationed in Queensland and New South Wales will reach 87 by Jan. 4, he said.