Crews at the scene of a wildfire near Nordegg, in the province of Alberta, May 12, 2013.
Photo Credit: Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue/CP

Forest fires hit several Canadian provinces

Canada’s western prairie province of Alberta issued a fire weather advisory on Sunday, as high winds and dry temperatures raised the likelihood of uncontrolled wildfires.

About 200 people remained out of their homes Monday as forest fires threatened two communities in the foothills of west-central Alberta.

In the neighbouring western province of British Columbia fires broke out as well.

Last week a number of forest fires broke out in the Atlantic coast province of New Brunswick, and the central province of Quebec.

More information:
National Post – Emergency alerts issued as wildfires rage southwest of Edmonton and southern B.C. interior – here
Castanet News – 200 flee foothills fires in Alberta – here
CBC News – New Brunswick battles 2 more forest fires – here

Categories: Environment & Animal Life

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