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Fire evacuee return home in Canada

Staff Writer |
Canadian authorities have authorized the return home of almost half of the more than 46,000 people evacuated from the fires that affected British Columbia (BC).

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The disasters hit that province for more than 20 days, from the border with the western U.S. state of Washington in the south to the border with Alaska in the north.

There are still active and without control around a hundred fires, despite the intense activity of nearly 4,000 firefighters and the participation of airplanes and helicopters.

Some of the displaced returned to their homes late last week, and now the rest began to move, although the state of emergency in BC is decreed early in July.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who will visit the affected areas next week, met with provincial government chief John Horgan in Ottawa yesterday and promised that federal authorities would do everything they can to help those affected.

According to official reports, between January and mid-July 2017 there were more than 550 forest fires in Canada and altogether the provincial administration spent more than $ 46 million to deal with this disaster in the period.

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