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Intense Heat Wave Sparks String Of Wildfires In British Columbia

British Columbia is struggling through a major heat wave that’s already reported to have killed hundreds of people and a billion seashore animals.

Last week, residents were forced to flee the village of Lytton due to raging flames following three days of record-breaking temperatures.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with CBC News senior reporter Lyndsay Duncombe.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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