Record-high temperatures and an extra dry season have brought on an early start to the wildfire season in parts of Canada.
Around 10,000 people have been evacuated from parts of Alberta, as around 2,800 firefighters from the U.S. and Canada work to fight around 93 active blazes, as of Monday, May 22, officials say.
The fires have also caused a massive drop in Canada's oil production, with firms seeing a cut of around 319,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The cuts have caused gas and oil prices to spike.
The fires in Alberta have already burned around 2 million acres, or 830,000 hectares of land which is about 10 times the size of Calgary, the largest city in the province.
Around 275 homes and businesses have been damaged with no deaths reported.Cooler temperatures and showers are forecasted later this week in Alberta, giving firefighters and officials some hope of reprieve from the unusually early heat that drove the fires up to this point.
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