Powerful wildfires are bearing down on Kelowna, B.C., and Yellowknife, but the two cities have different challenges, constraints and resources as firefighters take them on.
Weather, topography, water access and forest conditions are all influencing officials’ strategies to fight the flames in each location.
In Yellowknife’s case, fires have been burning near the territorial capital for weeks — since late June, according to the Natural Resources Canada.
A fire west of the city expanded and moved closer to the capital as winds picked up earlier this week.
Municipal workers and contractors have fortified the city’s western edge as a result.
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Workers have dug a 10-kilometre
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