August 3, 2009

B.C. “seeing fires everywhere” in hot, dry summer

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Eight-five percent of British Columbia faces a high or extreme danger of fires as a summer heat wave has dried the province’s forests, Rod Mickleburgh reports in the Globe and Mail today. Thousands of people have been ordered out of their homes and campgrounds in the face of the oncoming flames. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, police report that an arsonist tried to start four fires in the city’s best-known and -loved park, Stanley Park.

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