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Thousands of residents are evacuating Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories, to escape unprecedented fires burning across the region. Authorities in Yellowknife, home to approximately 20,000 residents, called for an evacuation of the city and surrounding areas by Friday, August 18, 2023. More than 1,000 fires are currently burning across Canada as the country in what is the worst fire season on record. Extreme winds and lack of rain have complicated efforts to contain the fires.
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