Canada: Firefighters battle 170 wildfires amid heat wave
05 July 2021 | 8:00 am
Fires have devastated towns in British Columbia, with the military on standby to respond to the threat.
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Several European countries are sending firefighting teams to Greece as wildfires there continue to rage. The Mediterranean region is likely to be hit by a new heat wave after days of high temperatures, forecasters say.
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Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) over the next couple of days, as much of the world grapples with extreme heat this summer.
Wildfires killed 15 people in the mountainous Bejaia and Bouira regions of Algeria on Monday, the interior ministry said, as a heatwave spread across north Africa and southern Europe.
The West African country of Niger is in the grip of a severe heat wave. Scientists say temperatures in Niger are rising one and a half times faster than in the rest of the world. Heat waves in the country are becoming more frequent and intense.
Wildfires continue to rage throughout the Mediterranean from the Canary Islands to North Africa and Turkey. DW has the latest on the areas affected and what is being done to fight the fires.
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Air-conditioned buses and refrigerator trucks have been ordered to cool down and provide cold drinks to participants of the World Scout Jamboree being held in South Korea amid soaring heat.
Dozens have died and many are still missing on the US island of Maui in Hawaii, after it was engulfed by flames earlier this week. Climate change, along with four incendiary factors, led to the disaster.
Firefighters are working to keep open the only highway out of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, as wildfires approach. Canada currently has more than a thousand active fires.
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