Canadian government issues fresh evacuation orders

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A forest fire that began after three days of record breaking temperature has destroyed most of the small western Canadian towns of Lytton.

More than 1000 people were evacuated late on Wednesday after the fast moving fire engulfed the community, catching residents by surprise.

Brad Via a member of Parliament for Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon.

British Columbia Premier John Horgan said, 62 new fires were reported in B.C. in the past 24 hours, forcing authorities to issue new evacuation orders affecting some 700 people in BCs Cariboo Region.

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