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Canadian firefighters race flames to evacuate Yellowknife

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2023
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Aug 18 (Reuters) - Canadian firefighters are racing against advancing flames on Friday to evacuate all residents from the remote northern city of Yellowknife, with unfavorable winds threatening to complicate one of the biggest rescue efforts of the fire season. In Yellowknife, the capital city of Northwest Territories, fire crews and water bombers are trying to save the city of about 20,000 people from a massive wildfire that has forced an evacuation order for the entire population. Some 10 evacuation planes ferried about 1,500 people out of the city on...

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https://reuters.com/world/americas/canadian-firefighters-race-flames-evacuate-yellowknife-2023-08-18

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