Wildfires continue to ravage Canada as firefighters battle hundreds of forest blazes. The smoke and haze from the fires have even drifted down to Manhattan causing air quality and visibility issues. The fires have forced several communities in Alberta and British Columbia to evacuate. The Canadian government has deployed additional resources and personnel to combat the fires but the situation remains critical. Climate change and a prolonged drought have been cited as reasons for the severity of the wildfires. The economic impact of the fires is yet to be determined, but it could be significant as the forestry and tourism industries in the affected regions take a hit.
Today: December 9, 2023