Fires again threaten Indigenous community in Canada’s B.C. province

  By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Members of the Lytton First Nation are again fleeing their homes amid record-setting blazes in the Canadian province of British Columbia, with the Indigenous community yet to replace dozens of buildings razed in a devastating fire two years ago. The First Nation ordered 14 people to evacuate late on Friday. By Sunday, the out-of-control Stein Mountain fire was just 300 metres from reserve land, burning its way down a steep slope that has stymied firefighting efforts, the community’s Chief Niakia Hanna told Reuters.  Canada is being seared by a record-setting wildfire season, with more than 100,000 square kilometres burned, and counting – quadruple the area burned during an average wildfire season. A fire in 2021 devastated much of the nearby village…

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