The fire caused extensive damage, including to critical infrastructure. According to the BBC, the village this week recorded the country’s highest ever temperature of 49-point-6-degrees-Celsius. In British Columbia, over 5 days, 486 people have died, while in normal times, over 160 have died. Many of those who died were living alone in unventilated homes.
A wildfire has burned 90% of the village Lytton, in British Columbia, that recorded Canada’s highest ever temperature.