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Forest fires in the province of British Columbia in western Canada have displaced 45,000 people since July 7. More than 155 fires are currently burning throughout the province, leading the Provincial Government to declare a state of emergency. To-date there have been 669 fires, burning 320,833 hectares. There are now an estimated 43,441 individuals under evacuation orders and a further 24,519 on evacuation alert. These figures are released by the Government of British Columbia. The authorities in the province are leading the response with firefighters, emergency response personnel and equipment.
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