More than 13,000 evacuees due to wildfires in Alberta, Canada | News

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The authorities of the province of Alberta, in western Canada, reported that some 13,000 people are under evacuation orders, while 103 forest fires are burning that have burned about 121,909 hectares in that region.


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According to Alberta Prime Minister Danielle Smith, 45 new wildfires have been reported since Friday morning, so she activated the Cabinet Committee on Emergency Management.

"Our main priority is and always will be public safety and the experts who are managing the response regularly inform us," said the regional premier.

Thus, the mandatory evacuations include residents in Yellowhead and Grande Prairie counties and First Nations communities such as the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and the Little Red River Cree Nation.

Meanwhile, residents in Parkland and Saddle Hills counties are under evacuation alert.

For his part, the manager of the information unit of Alberta Wildfire, Christie Tucker, explained that "this is significantly more wildfire activity for this time of year than we have seen in the recent past."

Likewise, a statement from the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) stressed that of the 61 fires reported on Friday, 44 are under control and 17 are being put out.

Until last week, western Canada reported low temperatures, but their rapid rise above 15 degrees Celsius at the beginning of May is causing fires and flooding.

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