Firefighter in British Columbia killed as wildfires continue to rage across country with little reprieve

Canada faces ‘long, tough summer’ of wildfires with even hotter temperatures

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has paid tribute to a young firefighter who was killed while battling a forest blaze in British Columbia, as wildfires continue to rage across the country and the western province requested an extra 1,000 international firefighters.

The BC General Employees’ Union said the firefighter had been tackling a fire outside the town of Revelstoke, about 310 miles (500km) north-east of Vancouver, the union said.

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