Long, hot wildfire season forecasted by Natural Resources Canada


Federal researchers say Canada may be heading into a long, hot summer in the forests.

Richard Carr of Natural Resources Canada says wildfire numbers are already ahead of the 10-year average.

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He said weather is expected to be hotter and drier than normal in most parts of the country in the coming months.

There have already been evacuations in the three prairie provinces because of wildfires.

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The federal fire maps show the risk is already high to extreme almost everywhere in southern regions of the country.