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Thousands of citizens evacuated in Canada due to forest fires

Sun 12 May 2024 | 06:29 PM
Forest fires
Forest fires
Basant Ahmed

On Sunday, Canadian authorities issued evacuation orders for thousands of citizens in British Columbia due to the widespread of forest fires over the past days.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that the authorities urged citizens living in the north of the province to go south after the fires had burned approximately 17 kilometers since they broke out on Friday.

The evacuation order is the largest since the beginning of the fire season in the state, and the number of people displaced by the fires has so far reached 4,300 people. 

Last year, Canada witnessed a record number of forest fires that forced tens of thousands to flee across British Columbia.