Alberta, Canada is battling one of its worst wildfires ever. The entire city of Fort McMurray has been evacuated and Canada’s oil production has been partly shut down. What’s needed now is help from Mother Nature in the form of rain.
The Canadian province of British Columbia has evacuated thousands of people as dry weather continues to fuel blazes, with 138 new fires starting in the last days. They are believed to be the worst wildfires in a decade.
Fires are barreling across the western United States and Canada, forcing thousands of residents to flee and destroying homes. Two major wildfires in California have forced a total of more than 10,000 people to evacuate.
Firefighters are struggling to contain wildfires in the US state of California, with heat and dry wind fanning the flames. One of the fires temporarily trapped scores of children and their summer camp counselors.
Southern Europe and western parts of Canada and the US have been devastated by wildfires this year. And they're not the only ones - it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now. And this could be the new normal.
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