Wildfires spread across California and Canada


On Friday (July 2), dozens of fires burned throughout western Canada and California, with little relief in sight due to a catastrophic heatwave that has seen temperatures reach record highs.
A wildfire burned down 90% of a tiny town in Canada’s British Columbia province on Thursday, forcing 1,000 residents to flee. The hamlet had set a national high-temperature record for three days in a row.
According to experts, the “on-a-steroids” heatwave was triggered by the global climate change problem and has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Canada and the United States.
According to local authorities, huge swaths of a California county were ordered to evacuate after a large fire consumed almost 20,000 acres and was just 20% controlled by Friday.
According to a federal fire alarm agency, the fire has been burning for a week after being started by a bolt of lightning. As firefighters hurried to put out the fires, footage from the region showed hills and forests blazing, and the sky filled with smoke. A dozen separate flames have been recorded across California, which was recently ravaged by some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history. There have been 62 new fires in British Columbia in the last 24 hours.
On Thursday, the heatwave moved eastward into the central Canadian plains. Heat warnings have been issued for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, portions of the Northwest Territories, and now northern Ontario, in addition to British Columbia.
The US states of Washington and Oregon, just over the border, have also been roasting in record heat this week.


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