OTTAWA – Government of Canada officials held a technical briefing to provide an updated forecast for the remainder of the 2023 wildfire season. The 2023 wildfire season has already been Canada’s most severe on record. Current projections indicate that this may continue to be a significantly challenging summer for wildfires in parts of the country. Most recent projections indicate a continued potential for higher-than-normal fire activity across most of the country throughout the 2023 Wildland fire season. This is due to long-range forecasts for warm temperatures and ongoing drought, which are affecting parts of all provinces and territories and intensifying in some regions. For July, warm and dry conditions will increase wildfire risk from British Columbia and Yukon through to western Labrador. During August, the area at risk will stretch from British Columbia through western Quebec.
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