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Wildfires in Canada have broken records for area burned, evacuations and cost, official says


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Wildfires raging across Canada have already broken records for total areas burned, the number of people forced to evacuate their homes and the cost of fighting the blazes, and the fire season is only halfway finished. Michael Norton, director general, Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, said that “it’s no understatement to say that the 2023 fire season is and will continue to be record breaking in a number of ways.” A health expert also warned that smoke from the fires can cause health problems for people living in both Canada and the United States.

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