In Canada, extreme heat brought forest fires with it.
Forest fires in the Lytton region, close to the Canadian province of British Columbia, threaten settlements.
Underlining that 250 people live in Lytton, Mayor Jan Polderman underlined that the flames spread to the entire region in just 15 minutes, “This is terrible, the whole area is on fire.” said.
It was decided to evacuate the people of the region.
486 people died in extreme heat
Deaths recorded in the extreme heat that affected the western regions of Canada, tripled the provincial normal and 486 people died in the last 5 days.
The latest record temperature was 49.9 degrees Celsius in the town of Lytton, with temperatures still raging in the interior of British Columbia and parts of Alberta.