Canada Fires Drive Thousands More Out Of Their Homes
Canada Fires Drive Thousands More Out Of Their Homes. The persistent forest fires in western Canada have chased tens of thousands of individuals out of their homes. All residents of Williams Lake, 300 miles northeast of Vancouver, had to leave the fire department in the past few days.
Due to constant drought and strong winds, the flames are unhindered, writes the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. Because almost all the main roads threaten to be cut off, it becomes increasingly difficult for residents to come safely.
In British Columbia, the affected province, eleven shelters have now been opened. Fanged residents say that there is a violent chaos on the route.
Motorists took twelve hours to drive Williams Lake to Kamloops, which usually takes over three hours (ticket: see below). Cars were ‘bumper to bumper,’ says an eyewitness in The Globe and Mail.
At the reception, centers are unique facilities for the pets that inhabit the masses. Feed, cages, and feeders are made available free of charge.
These are the worst forest fires in the region since 2003 when about 50,000 people had to flee their homes. However, there is a great concern because the first fires have arisen early in the summer season and because they are spread over a much larger area than usual.