Canada, in 15 minutes devastating wildfire burns Lytton: city evacuated



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Canada, in 15 minutes devastating wildfire burns Lytton: city evacuated

Lytton, the Canadian town that in recent days recorded the highest temperature in the history of the country, with 49.6 ° C, has been fired in 15 minutes. Citizens were forced to evacuate due to a fire. The flames spread in just 15 minutes, forcing many to leave their homes without taking anything with them.

Mayor Jan Polderman told CBC News that the entire city is on fire, speaking of flames more than a meter high. The wind, up to 71 km, and the hot and dry weather made the situation worse. The inhabitants have been diverted to neighboring communities where reception centers are set up.

The British Columbia Wildfire Service is moving men and vehicles to the scene to return fire. The record heatwave that hit British Columbia this week claimed 486 lives in just five days. The feared fire alarm is triggered in the country with the first outbreaks: The residents of Lytton, the Canadian town that in recent days recorded the highest temperature in the country's history (49.6 ° C) were forced to evacuate due to a fire.

Canada: temperatures up to 50 degrees still leave no respite

Canada set an extreme heat record for the third consecutive day: 49.5 degrees were recorded in Lytton, a village northeast of Vancouver, in the midst of a heat wave that would have caused more than 200 sudden deaths reported in recent days in the region.

"At 4:20 pm Lytton Station broke daily and historic temperature records once again," tweeted Environment and Climate Change Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has announced that at least 134 people have died since Friday in the metropolitan area located on the Canadian Pacific coast, in a grip of heat that is also affecting the country.

The feared fire alarm is triggered in the country with the first outbreaks. The residents of Lytton, the Canadian town that in recent days recorded the highest temperature in the history of the country (49.6 ° C) were forced to evacuate due to a fire. The record heatwave that hit British Columbia this week claimed 486 lives in just five days.