Aid for Canada fire evac­uees

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World -

AS for­est fires raged Wed­nes­day in west­ern Canada, the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment ex­tended a state of emer­gency and an­nounced aid for tens of thou­sands of peo­ple evac­u­ated be­cause of the dis­as­ter.

Around 140 fires were burn­ing in Bri­tish Columbia on the Pa­cific coast, and more than half of them re­mained out of con­trol, fire­fight­ing of­fi­cials said.

Each house­hold evac­u­ated will re­ceive aid of US$480, Bri­tish Columbia Premier John Hor­gan said. That amount will dou­ble for fam­i­lies un­able to re­turn home over the next two weeks. A state of emer­gency that was first de­clared July 7 and set to ex­pire to­day will be ex­tended by two weeks.

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