Canada Warns of `Catastrophic’ Fire Season Amid Heat Wave

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Jun.30 — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says that Canada faces a “catastrophic fire season” as record temperatures led to to 25 sudden-death calls in a 24-hour period starting Monday, according to authorities. “The entire west coast of North America, from Baja to Alaska, is red hot,” Horgan said Tuesday at a briefing in Victoria.

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