(ANSA) – OTTAWA, May 29 – More than 16,000 people have been forced from their homes in Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada, after several bushfires ravaging the country threatened the city of Halifax. I reported it to the authorities.
The fire, which remains out of control in the northwest of the city, has not progressed since a state of emergency was declared Sunday night, leaving suburban residents on high alert, ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
Images of large plumes of smoke and several homes and cars reduced to ashes were broadcast on television channels, but no one was hurt.
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston described the province as “on edge,” while Halifax Mayor Mike Savage spoke of an “unprecedented” fire.
Although the wind that fanned the flames changed direction yesterday, it was still not enough to avoid danger. They said that only rain could help control the fire, but no rain is expected during the week.
Fires broke out yesterday in eight of Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories. In recent years, western Canada has been repeatedly exposed to extreme weather events, which have increased in intensity and frequency with global warming. (handle).
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