1.8 Million Hectares Lost to Over 300 Forest Fires: Canada
Canada has seen a total of 1.8 million hectares of land burned by forest fires so far this year, CTV reported. A total of 254 forest fires were being fought and 75 others monitored in Canada as of Wednesday afternoon. More than half of those fires were in British Columbia province, said the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. Alberta province has seen more wildfires and lost more land to fire this year than any other province or territory.