B.C. crews fighting blazes across Yukon


(CBC) The British Columbia provincial government has sent firefighters to help with fires in Yukon that have scorched more than 1,300 square kilometres this summer – and have sent smoke as far west as the Panhandle of Southeast Alaska.

One of the most dangerous areas is near the village of Carmacks where, according to Yukon Wildland Fire Management, 15 fires have burned through more than 110 square kilometres.

The danger rating is listed as extreme, the highest rating, which means the fires are spreading extremely fast for extended periods.

B.C.’s Forests Ministry said in a statement th...

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