Canada declares state of emergency in British Columbia as 138 ‘extraordinary’ wildfires spread over province

Canada declares state of emergency in British Columbia as 138 ‘extraordinary’ wildfires spread over provinceThe Canadian state of British Columbia has advised around 3,000 people to evacuate and declared a state of emergency as wildfires sweep through the province. More than 138 new wildfires broke out on Saturday alone, raising the total to about 240, according to local media reports. More than 1,800 firefighters were tackling the fires and a further 260 were coming to their aid from other parts of Canada.



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