As forest fires increase their impact in Canada, the loss of life is also increasing. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center announced that 883 active fires were fought across the country, about 580 of which were out of control, and 10 million hectares of land turned to ashes. It was reported that fires broke out in 15 more locations today.
While fighting forest fires in the country, the number of casualties increased to 2. It was recorded that a firefighter fighting to extinguish the fires in the town of Revelstoke in the British Columbia region was injured and taken to hospital but could not be saved despite all efforts. The identity of the firefighter has not yet been announced.
It was announced that another firefighter lost his life in the Fort Liard region. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his condolences to the family, expressing that he was very saddened by the loss of life, Ihlas News reported.
In British Columbia, Canada, a 19-year-old firefighter lost his life while fighting fires.
Forest fires, which were effective in a wide area in Canada, also caused air pollution in the US. While it was stated that air pollution increased in 11 states in the US, it was announced that approximately 60 million people from Montana to New York were exposed to air pollution and visibility decreased. It was reported that the air quality was measured as "unhealthy."
Source: Ihlas News Agency