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Canada heatwave: Lightning triggers wildfires in British Columbia

BBC News

July 3, 2021

More than 130 wildfires – many sparked by lightning strikes – are burning across western Canada following a record-breaking heatwave.

Canada’s federal government said it would send military aircraft to help crews battling the fires in the province of British Columbia.

Earlier this week, people had to flee the village of Lytton.

Lytton, which recorded Canada’s highest ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F) on Tuesday, was destroyed by fire.

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