October 27, 2021

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The city that caught fire in just 15 minutes on the same day that Canada recorded about 50 degrees Celsius

The city that caught fire in just 15 minutes on the same day that Canada recorded about 50 degrees Celsius

attributed to him, Reuters

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Smoke in Lytton, western Canada, the day after a fire that gutted most of the city on June 30, 2021

It only took 15 minutes for the Lytton to burn out completely.

It was the end of June, summer in the northern hemisphere, and the small community in British Columbia was already making news across the country, recording the highest temperature ever in Canada: 49.6 degrees Celsius.

Resident Meryl Barber recalls how the weather was “too hot to describe”.

“I started getting out of bed at 4 a.m. to do things outside because it was impossible to do in the middle of the day,” she says.