Thursday, August 18, 2022

Canadian province Alberta on high alert after forest fires


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

There is a state of high alert in the Canadian province of Alberta, especially among the firefighters ready to intervene if the situation worsens due to forest fires with changing wind direction.

The head of the Alberta fire brigade, Scott Elliott, said the wind changed from the south to the north on Monday, where the fires were only 3 kilometers from the city.

Crystal City Mayor advised the residents of the city before returning to their homes, which they evacuated about a week ago, stressing that the authorities want to ensure that basic services are provided and the burning areas are inspected before allowing the residents to return, for their safety.

Warm and dry weather, as well as wind, are exacerbating the fires and their rapid expansion. The Alberta government has confirmed that emergency fuel assistance cards for cars, food and other expenses will be ready from today to help evacuees who have been evicted from their homes.

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