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Canada hopes for break in battling fierce forest fires

The Okanagan fire remained the site of the most concentrated battle, with about 264 ground firefighters, 16 helicopters and 83 heavy equipment operators battling the blaze, which was only 30 percent controlled. With thousands of evacuees still stranded, emergency officials

Canada wild fires force thousands to flee

Thousands have been forced to flee their homes as towns are threatened by wildfires sweeping through the Canadian province of British Columbia. Firefighters have been drafted in from Australian and New Zealand to help battle the raging forest fires. They

Massive explosion of fierce forest fires ravage western Canada

Firefighters in British Columbia struggled Sunday morning to contain some 500 forest fires that have forced the evacuation of 2,700 people and left 2,300 more ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Wild Winds and a lack of humidity helped