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World News August 19, 2023

All 20,000 residents of Canada’s Yellowknife begin fleeing amid wildfire threat

Wildfires threaten Yellowknife, Canada’s northern city. All residents, about 20,000, are evacuating due to the danger. Fires are 15 km away, possibly reaching outskirts by Saturday if no rain. British Columbia also faces severe fire conditions. Limited infrastructure in Northwest Territories prompts evacuations to neighboring Alberta. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds emergency meeting. Over 1,000 fires active in Canada; 265 in Northwest Territories. About 65% of the territory’s 46,000 population to be evacuated. Deadline for Yellowknife evacuation is Friday noon.

Source : CGTN

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