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British Columbia ‘extremely concerned’ as wildfire threatens to destroy town

Out-of-control Parker Lake fire, which has already forced thousands to evacuate, bears down on Fort Nelson

Officials in western Canada were bracing for “volatile wildfire activity” on Monday as an out-of-control blaze, which has already forced the evacuation of thousands, threatened to destroy a northern British Columbia town.

The province’s wildfire service said the blaze was burning just 2km (1.2 miles) north-west of Fort Nelson, which has already seen about 3,500 people evacuated from there after an order to leave was issued on Friday. Continue reading…

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