In the worst fire season in Canadian history, a second firefighter has died while battling the relentless blaze. A man has not identify by the team, die of his injuries on Saturday. Forest fires near Fort Liard and he was fighting of it. This heartbreaking news follows the recent death of 19-year-old Devin Gale, who died while working in British Columbia.
uncontrollable hot flashes hit Canada
There are currently about 900 fires burning in Canada, 580 of which remain uncontrolled. The scale of the devastation is staggering: more than 10 million hectares (24.7 million acres) of land have already burned. According to the Canadian Interagency Center for Wildfires, this season’s wildfire losses are higher than any previous record and more than three times the average over the past decade.
mourning loss and recognition of heroism
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed deep sorrow at the death of the second firefighter and expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane mourned the “tragic loss for the entire territory” and offered her condolences to the firefighter’s family, friends and colleagues. Both leaders acknowledged the great courage and dedication shown by firefighters in their valiant efforts to protect life and property.
tributes to firefighters
The death of Devon Gale in is a stark reminder of the enormous risks volunteer firefighters face during fire season. Prime Minister Trudeau stressed that the nation has a responsibility to remember and appreciate the sacrifices these heroes put at risk to protect their communities. A sincere thank you to firefighters across Canada for their unwavering commitment to public safety.
Forest fires are catalysts of climate change
The growing danger of wildfires is closely tied to climate change, which increases the risk of hot, dry weather fueling these destructive infernos. Earth has warmed by about 1 degree.Without major global efforts to reduce emissions, warming of about 1 degree Celsius since the beginning of the industrial age and further temperature increases are inevitable. In particular, Canada is warming twice as fast as the global average, leading to an alarming increase in extreme weather events with increasing frequency and intensity.
smoke and pollution alerts across North America
The Great Fire of 1 not only devastated the Canadian landscape, but also set off pollution alerts across North America. Air quality has become a major concern in some regions as wildfire smoke moves south along the continent’s east coast.
Fight against unprecedented destruction
As Canada grapples with the unprecedented scale and severity of its fires, the loss of dedicated firefighters underscores the gravity of the situation. The nation must come together to mourn those who die, support their families and be united in gratitude for the valiant efforts of all firefighters. In addition, the fight against climate change and its impact on wildfires is becoming increasingly urgent and requires bold action from governments around the world to reduce the risk and preserve our planet for future generations.