According to update data from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre on Monday evening, 2258 wildfires till date this year. Among the, 426 are active and 240 out of control.
The fires have occurred across the country, in nine provinces and territories, from Alberta in the west to Quebec in the east. “Across the country, several provinces and territories are experiencing a severe wildfire season, and the effects are already widespread.
“Year after year, with climate change, we’re seeing more and more intense wildfires, and in places where they don’t normally happen,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a press conference in Ottawa on Monday.