May 28, 2024



An explosive wildfire threatens to overrun a Canadian town as US gets season’s first dose of smoke


By Eric Zerkel, Paradise Afshar and Sara Smart, CNN
5 minute read
Updated 2:35 PM EDT, Mon May 13, 2024

An out-of-control fire exhibiting “extreme fire behavior” is threatening to overrun a small Canadian community as the country’s wildfire season explodes to early life for the second consecutive year.

The Parker Lake Fire in northeastern British Columbia more than tripled in size over the weekend to 13,000 acres and is now on the doorstep of the small community of Fort Nelson. Gusty winds are expected to push the fire toward the community through the day Monday.

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