“Canada’s wildfire season has had an unusually active start,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Twitter. expression was used.
In the images shared by NOAA regarding the fires in Canada, it is seen that the smoke from the forest fires in Alberta has advanced to the eastern part of Canada and reached the US-Canada border.
The U.S. National Weather Service said that “smoke from Canadian wildfires suspended in the upper atmosphere” was causing the air to look like dusk in Washington.
Officials stated that 23 of the forest fires in Canada’s Alberta province were out of control and that the fires continued at 75 points.
Officials noted that 300 soldiers will help contain fires by air and land to support firefighters.
Education was suspended in 28 schools as the fires affected more than 6,000 students.
A state of emergency was declared
In Canada’s Alberta province, 29 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes due to the forest fires that have been going on since May 6.
Authorities reported that the fires, which broke out at different points due to the above-normal temperature and wind, got out of control.
Alberta Provincial Prime Minister Danielle Smith announced that they had declared a state of emergency in the province.
The evacuees are provided with free temporary housing, food services, clothing, health care, and their animals are cared for.