Four firefighters have been killed in a crash in B.C.

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Four firefighters travelling home after battling British Columbia's wildfires have died in a road crash.

Premier David Eby and Forests Minister Bruce Ralston say in a joint statement the firefighters died in a motor vehicle accident near Cache Creek in the B.C. Interior.

The statement says their hearts are broken by the news of the deaths of the contracted workers in what has been an immensely difficult wildfire season.

Eby and Ralston's statement says they stand with all B.C. Wildfire Service personnel as they mourn the deaths of colleagues and co-workers yet again.

The deaths bring to six the number of firefighters who have died this wildfire season in the province.

Twenty-five-year-old Zak Muise died in a vehicle accident while fighting a massive fire in northern B.C., and 19-year-old Devyn Gale was killed by a falling tree near Revelstoke.