Thousands of people have been evacuated from British Columbia's northern region as wildfire fears continue

By: 600011 On: May 14, 2024, 4:34 PM


British Columbia: Thousands of people were evacuated due to wildfires in British Columbia, Canada. Climate change is believed to be behind the forest fires. Wildfires are spreading in Western Canada. The forest fire is likely to severely affect cities in the northern region of British Columbia. More than 3,500 people evacuated the city of Fort Nelson following the warning on Friday.

Minister of British Columbia Bovin Ma explained to the media that the situation in the northern region is very extreme. Wildfires are spreading very quickly in northern British Columbia, which has been experiencing drought-like conditions and lack of snowfall for several years.

In 2023, the forest fire in Canada killed a lot of wildlife. The intense smoke that followed caused the evacuation of 250,000 people in the United States and Canada. Four firemen lost their lives in their efforts to put out the fire, but there were no casualties to civilians. The city of Fort Nelson, which is currently heavily affected by wildfires, is 1,600 kilometers from Vancouver. 3400 people live in this city.

Reports detail that more than 18 million hectares (about 44 million acres) of land will have burned in Canada by 2023. 2023 was the largest wildfire in Canada's history.