toronto - Certainly 10,000 people were killed in Canada for natural fires. Due to a combination of prolonged drought, strong wind and thunderstorms, 138 burned out in the province of British Columbia on Friday.
The fire had already destroyed 24,000 hectares of land on Sunday afternoon (local time), say the authorities. The provincial fire chief Kevin Skrepnek acknowledged against CBC News that the area affected by fire is likely to be a lot bigger.
Canadians in the disaster area told how they sometimes had to go out of bed. 'We were watching movies at home,' said resident Tatiana Ruiz from the town of 100 Mile House. 'Suddenly they knocked on the door. We collected our items in two to three minutes. ''
Ruiz, her family and about 2,000 other people left the CBC in the hollow of the night from their home after the flames approached the city to a mile. That happened after the wind had suddenly gained strength.