Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

The Canadian village of Lytton, which set an all-time national heat record this week, has been engulfed by fast-moving wildfires, officials said Thursday, July 1, 2021. Mayor Jan Polderman said the whole place is on fire, adding that two people were reported dead….

Wildfires burning at extremely dangerous levels across Manitoba, Canada

Wildfires burning at extremely dangerous levels across Manitoba, Canada

Wildfires are blazing out of control across Manitoba, Canada, some of which have caused evacuations. As of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the government reported 12 fires at extremely dangerous levels, prompting air-quality warnings for the western and central areas due…

Massive wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada

Massive wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada

Several wildfires have broken out through Northern Alberta Region, Canada since May 23, forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Provincial authorities reported 17 active fires on May 23, with the most affected area near the town of High Level, Mackenzie…

300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia

300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia

Massive wildfires burning in Canada's British Columbia have so far scorched 300 000 hectares (741 316 acres) of land and forced more than 45 000 people to evacuate, close to a record set in 2003 when 50 000 people were forced to evacuate. The state of emergency…

Smoke plumes from North American wildfires over Spain

Smoke plumes from North American wildfires over Spain

Massive wildfires in US and Canada produced smoke plumes that drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and reached Europe in late June 2013. MODIS satellite imagery shows smoke plumes hovering over Spain and the western Mediterranean Sea on June 26-27,

Wildfires across Alberta – A third of Slave Lake town reduced to ashes

Wildfires across Alberta – A third of Slave Lake town reduced to ashes

May 17, 00:05 UTC: Update on wildfires in Slave Lake and other communities from the Gov't of Alberta Press Release: Edmonton… Approximately 1,000 firefighters continue to combat wildfires around Slave Lake and throughout the province, while evacuees receive…