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CP pledges funds to support wildfire recovery efforts in Lytton


Canadian Pacific has pledged CA$1 million to support wildfire recovery efforts in Lytton, British Columbia.

In addition to making monetary donations, CP has offered to work directly with the village of Lytton, Lytton First Nation, Thompson-Nicola Regional District and other agencies to provide resources and logistics support in the development of temporary housing for families that have been displaced, CP officials said in a news release.

CP has been matching employee donations made to the Canadian Red Cross in support of disaster relief in the area, and encourages employees in Canada and the United States to continue donating to help residents.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating fire, including the CP employees who lost their homes," said Keith Creel, CP president and chief executive officer. "So many lives have been impacted. We hope that this support will help the community and the team of responders as they begin to recover and rebuild."

A village of a population of about 250 people, Lytton went up in flames last week during extremely hot and dry conditions across the province. About 90% of the village was burned in the fire and two people died, according to media reports.

Investigations into what sparked the fire are ongoing.

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