The small village in British Columbia, located 260 km northeast of Vancouver, broke all heat records with 46.6 with C.
Lytton was removed from the menu on Thursday, July 1, by breaking the heat record for Canada and the city’s heat record of 45 ° north latitude by 50 C.
The small village in British Columbia, located 260 km northeast of Vancouver, broke all heat records with 46.6 with C. Highest temperature ever recorded in Canada. In 1937, the old record of 45 C was broken at two stations in the state of Saskatchewan.
But those hot records led to disaster. This is because destructive wildfires have spread throughout the area, especially around Leighton.
The evacuation order fell Tuesday evening: in a message to his constituents, Lytton Mayor John Polderman asked him to leave the city and seek asylum.
Another look at the devastation in Lytton, these people jumped in their car and pulled it out. You can see the flames spreading, the dry conditions and the smoke. Awesome NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/4uOf40yj1b
– Translators (arn Targets) July 1, 2021
Canada issued alerts in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.