Wildfires Raging in Alberta Force Town to Evacuate

Wildfires blazing near Fox Creek, Alberta, earlier this week, “forced the evacuation of the entire town,” local officials said.

Footage recorded by Kyle Brittain on May 14 and 15 shows the raging conflagration, as heavy plumes of smoke fill the air.

The National Weather Service said on Wednesday that wildfire smoke traveled from the region into midwestern US states including Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, adding that it would linger throughout the day into Thursday.

By Wednesday afternoon, the number of active wildfires in Alberta had grown to 91, according to official fire information, while 60 burned in British Columbia. Credit: Kyle Brittain via Storyful

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