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Scramble for Yellowknife flights as wildfire evacuation deadline nears

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2023
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Yellowstone residents waited overnight for evacuation flights to resume on Friday, as Canadian officials scrambled to help at least 20,000 people flee a wildfire approaching the territorial capital. Authorities in the Northwest Territories, who ordered the evacuation of Yellowknife and neighboring communities, have urged everyone to leave by Friday noon local time as the blaze threatens to cut off access. Heeding warnings that the flames could move closer to the city by the weekend, long lines of cars have been driving south along the only main highway out of Yellowknife....

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