Canada is struggling with forest fires. According to data from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center (CIFFC), the fight against the flames continues at 648 points across the country, from British Columbia in the west to Nova Scotia in the east.
While 339 of the fires are out of control, 188 of them are under control. Most of the fires were recorded in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. There are 137 active fires in Quebec, 111 in Alberta and 100 in British Columbia.
According to the data, 8.8 million hectares (about 90 thousand square kilometers) of land, close to the size of Turkey's Aegean Region, has turned to ashes due to forest fires in the country this year.
Extinguishing efforts continue with the support of 2,231 foreign firefighters from abroad.
Forest fires in Canada have caused 160 million tons of carbon emissions, the European Union's (EU) Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said Tuesday. This is a record level, it said.
Source: Ihlas News Agency