Canada declares state of emergency in Northwest Territories

By Lisa James
17/08/2023
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The UK Foreign Office has updated its advice to British travellers to Canada after wildfires caused the Northwest Territories to declare a state of emergency.

Wildfires have destroyed on remote community, according to Reuters, and are also posting a risk to territorial capital Yellowknife.

The FCDO said: “There are currently several wildfires across the Northwest Territories, due to which the territory has declared a territory-wide state of emergency.

“Evacuation orders have been issued in certain areas, including in Yellowknife, the Territory’s capital. Wildfires are highly dangerous and unpredictable.

“The situation can change quickly.”

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