In response to smoke coming into the U.S. from Canadian wildfires, the White House is providing technology support to Canada. The support includes early fire detection in remote areas so that the fires can be stopped before they spread and burn out of control.

Department of Defense (DOD) personnel will analyze and share real time data derived from U.S. satellites and sensors and convey it via a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Interagency Fire Center and the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre.

The White House is also deploying additional U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), USDA Forest Service (USFS) and state wildland firefighting personnel and equipment, including airtankers and smokejumpers, to assist with ongoing wildfire suppression efforts in Canada.