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23 Jul 2018 | 10:03 PM UTC

Canada: Wildfires in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia July 23

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Hundreds of wildfires reported in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia as of July 23; evacuation orders issued for some affected areas

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia

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As of Monday, July 23, a total of 225 wildfires were burning in Ontario and British Columbia. Dozens of ongoing wildfires have also been reported in northern Manitoba. In British Columbia, authorities have issued evacuations orders for the area surrounding Mitten Lake, and in the area west of Mount Eneas. Evacuation orders have been issued for the Ontario municipalities of Kilarney and Key Harbour. The wildfires are expected to spread in the coming days. Additional evacuations and road closures are possible in areas threatened and affected by the fires. Information on the location and intensity of the wildfires can be found on the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System's website. Information on current evacuation orders can be found on the British Columbia Emergency Info website and on the Ontario Emergency Warning website.


Individuals in affected areas are advised to exercise caution when traveling in areas near wildfires, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and monitor the situation. 


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